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    Title Hilda Cowham - Her Life & Works
    Author John Barter
    Publisher Shelley Group
    Date 2003
    ISBN -
Why did Shelley commission Hilda Cowham, a children's illustrator who is relatively unknown today, to design two ranges of illustrations for their nursery ware production during the 1920s? This publication will tell you about Hilda Cowham, a few facts about her life and a lot about her work, giving you an understanding of why Shelley sought to use her designs on their children’s china.  From postcards to book illustrations, it will show how her style changed over her working life and where the designs she did for Shelley fit into that process of learning her craft.