Frederick Alfred

Born 1856 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Career:

  • Apprentice painter (to Louis Solon) at Minton’s c.1869 – 1878 

    Frederick Alfred Rhead
    Frederick Alfred Rhead
  • Designer and decorator at Wedgwood 1878 – c.1885
  • Art Director at James Gildea c.1885 – c.1887
  • Art Director at E.J. Bodley c.1887 – c.1889
  • Art Director at Brownfield Guild Pottery c.1889 – 1897
  • Art Director at Wileman & Co. (later Shelley) 1897 – 1905. Believed to have had a supervisory role at Wardles in the same period.
  • Freelance consulting designer 1905 – 1908
  • Partner in his own tile factory – ‘Barker, Rhead’ – 1908 – 1910
  • Travelled to America 1910 – 1911
  • Art Director at Wood & Sons (& associated companies ‘Bursley Ltd’ & ‘Ellgreave’) 1912 – 1929
  • Art Director at Cauldon Potteries 1929 – 1933

Frederick died in 1933 after a serious illness.