John Edgar LAITY

John Edgar LAITY

Born in Penzance, Laity became a member of the Industrial Class before WWI. John Edgar Laity was the father of John Curnow Laity (born at Helston in 1898, and destined to become the eventual historian of Newlyn Copper). John Edgar continued to make copper objects of artistic and useful design, in his spare time, throughout his life.


Copper worker


Industrial Class


Bennett & Pill (2008) Newlyn Copper

Berriman (1986) Arts and Crafts in Newlyn;

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall

Laity (1986) Newlyn Copper (Exhibition catalogue)