William Alfred Ismay MBE
(1910-2001)

Died aged c. 91

William Alfred Ismay or Bill Ismay MBE (10 April 1910 – 13 January 2001) was a librarian, writer and collector in Wakefield, West Yorkshire known for his significant collection of post-war studio pottery. The collection called the W.A. Ismay Collection was bequeathed to the Yorkshire Museum and is one of the world's largest collections of 20th-century studio pottery. It includes work by Bernard Leach, Hans Coper, Shoji Hamada, Takeshi Yasuda, David Leach Dan Arbeid and Lucie Rie.

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William Alfred Ismay MBE

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14 Welbeck Street, Wakefield, United Kingdom where they was