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Events - English Ceramic Circle

What’s On

Unless specified otherwise, all meetings are at 2pm in the lecture theatre at Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX. The nearest underground station is High Street Kensington.

Meeting: 17th November 2018

Lucy Lead: Staffordshire at War: a study of the factory employees and ware 1914-1918

Gaye Blake-Roberts: The First fruits of Etruria – The Wedgwood First Day Vases

Location:  University of London, Senate House, Conference Room G11, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Meeting: 8th December 2018

Jacqui Pearce: Ceramics of the Commonwealth 1642-1660

NB:  the talk by John Sandon has unfortunately had to be postponed.  instead Jonathan Gray will speak on his memories of Dr. Geoffrey Godden.

Meeting: 12 January 2019

Helen Espir: The atrocious Unsworth-Chinese blue and white porcelain clobbered in London 1800-1850.

George Haggarty: The potteries of Glasgow, from acorns to oak trees.

Errol Manners: A group of C18th London porcelains looking for a home.

Meeting: 16 February 2019

Mike Webber: Hermitage Pot Works, London

Julie Rowntree:  Discarded ceramics – how Clayground Collective found inspiration for learning and creativity in potshards gathered on the Thames foreshore

Meeting: 16 March 2019

Peter White:  The Anti-Gallican Society

Mary White: O’Neale in London – a further look at Aesop and other animal painting

Roger Massey: English delftware of the 1740s and the influence of Chinese blue and white porcelains.

Meeting: 27 April 2019

AGM and Miscellany

Jonathon Gray: The Adams Family

Miranda Goodby: Jean Voyez

Meeting: Thursday in May (TBC)

Chris Jarrett: The earthenwares, stonewares and porcelains made at the Isleworth Pottery – the evidence from the PCA 2014 excavations

Meeting: 6 June

Anton Gabszewicz: A Mark Porcelain

Meeting: 5th September

Roger Massey: Vauxhall Pottery and Porcelain 

Meeting 4th October

Charles Dawson, Paul Crane and Ray Jones: A full day looking at various aspects of Worcester porcelains. Full list of speakers and topics will be included in the March 2019 newsletter and added to the website

Meeting 9th November

Felicity Marno: Regimental ceramics at the National Army Museum

Rebecca Klarner: Therese Lessore and Wedgwood – ceramics as a canvas

Meeting: 14th December

Patricia Halfpenny: Useful Thomas and Ralph Wedgwood – beginning a new appreciation

Rebecca Wallis: English ceramics at Hinton Ampner