Letter to the Editor: "Watts rhymes with Pots"

John Wolseley and G. F. Watts’s brush pot by Mary Watts.


  • John Wolseley
  • Alison Inglis


Letter to editors from contemporary artist John Wolseley on G. F. Watts's brush pot, passed down to him from his artist-father, Garnet Ruskin Wolseley, who had acquired it from Watts's studio sale. The ornate pot was made by his wife, Mary Watts, stands 20cm high, and is inscribed with mottos.

Author Biographies

John Wolseley

Artist, Studio Whipstick Forest

Alison Inglis

Dr Alison Inglis | Fellow,  Art History and Curatorship
School of Culture and Communication | Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne

Mary Seton Watts (attributed), Watts’s Brush Pot, c. 1885-1900, terracotta vase, height 20.4 cm. John Wolseley Collection. Photo: Jane Brown.