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With its glossy blue-and-white coloring and ornate patterns, Wedgwood pottery is recognizable around the world. But some of the thousands of craftspeople who worked for the company over the course of its 256-year history have created work that transcends the strict borders of traditional Wedgwood pieces. One of those designers was Daisy Makeig-Jones, who worked for the company between 1909 and 1931, and relied on her great love and knowledge of fairytales to create what’s known as Fairyland Lustreware. Visitors to the National Museum of Women in the Arts can see examples of Makeig-Jones’ work in a new exhibition that also explains the advanced glazing techniques that made her work so unique. The colors are brighter, the gold borders more opulent, but the 38 pieces in this show appear just as immaculate as the one’s you’d find in your great-aunt’s china cabinet. The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to Aug. 16, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8–$10. (202) 783-5000. nmwa.org.