Wedgwood, Barlaston, Saturday 24 September 2016
Jasper plaque with Queen Charlotte,
Gaye Blake-Roberts and her staff have invited NCS members to spend the day at Wedgwood, with a full programme of lectures and activities. It really is a special opportunity to see the new site, the refurbished museum and to enjoy the visitor facilities. Refreshments and lunch can be taken in the Dining Hall or Tea Room depending on your preference. In addition to the lectures, there will also be an opportunity to see the museum displays and the temporary exhibition of the Balston collection of Staffordshire flatback figures on loan from the National Trust.
Entrance to the Museum is free of charge to members attending the event. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to bring a visitor.
10.00 am Wedgwood site opens; museum and exhibition viewing; refreshments
11.00 am Gaye Blake-Roberts:Wedgwood’s 18th century Queen’s ware and Royal Patronage
12.15 pm Lunch on your own; museum and exhibition viewing
1.30-2.15 pm Lucy Lead:The Importance of Canals to the transport of Pottery in the 18th century.
2.30-3.15 pm Rebecca Klarner: Emulation is the sincerest form of Flattery; Meissen and Sevres
copies of Wedgwood
3.15-4.00 pm Refreshments; museum and exhibition viewing; site closes 4.00 pm