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. Read more >>> 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. (Caroline Jones)
Pizzeria Paradiso owner Ruth Gresser opened her new fast-casual pizza restaurant, Veloce, this morning. The place features brick oven-fired personal-sized pizzas cooked in minutes. The menu includes breakfast pizzas and calzones plus lunch and dinner pies like The Smokehouse with smoked mozzarella, applewood-smoked bacon, kale, and red onions. Grab-and-go salads are also available. Veloce, 1828 L St. NW. (202) 290-1910.eatatveloce.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Swedish vocalist Tove Styrke performs at DC9 with electronic trio LANY and local synthpop artist Furniteur. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
At the Quaker Meeting House at Sidwell Friends School, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, kidnapping victims who survived a decade of torture, read from their new book about the ordeal, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, with their co-authors, Washington Post writers Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. 7 p.m. at 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free; registration required.
Argentine metal band Rata Blanca takes the stage at the Howard Theatre with local hard rock act Metanium. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $40–$65.
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