Haggar was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, and studied at the Royal College of Art in London.

In 1929 he came to Stoke-on-Trent to become assistant director at Minton’s.

His ideas for modern designs didn’t sit well with the more traditionalist impulses of the pottery industry at a time of financial hardship. Haggar resigned in 1935, but worked for many years as a freelance consultant to the pottery industry.

In 1934 he was appointed head of Stoke School of Art, and later became head of Burslem School of Art. And from 1945 he became a full-time artist, as well as pottery researcher and author on English pottery and many other subjects.

In 1943, Haggar founded the Society of Staffordshire Artists and was president from 1945 to 1977 and, in 1966, set up the North Staffordshire Watercolour Group.

Haggar’s watercolours of Stoke-on-Trent provide an important record of the Potteries landscape and are influenced by his interest in, and knowledge of, the industry. With his bottlescapes, he chronicled the destruction and dereliction in the 1960s and 1970s. He was literally chasing the bulldozers, keen to record sites before they were demolished.

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  • 0266 Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – The Screen in Dolwyddelan Old Church

    £645.00
  • Falcon Pottery, Sturgess Street, Reginald Haggar Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – Falcon Pottery, Sturgess Street

    £795.00
  • Farm Buildings, Reginald Haggar Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – Farm Buildings

    £495.00
  • 0633 Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – Mill of Many Roofs Moddershall

    £595.00
  • 0639 Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – Mill of Many Roofs Moddershall II

    £595.00
  • 0453

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) – Portrait of a Young Girl

    £895.00
  • 0694 Sold Out

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) Ramsey Isle of Man

    £395.00
  • 0640

    Haggar, Reginald George (1905–1988) The Black Wall, Park Lane, Fenton

    £925.00