Wedgwood meeting

Wedgwood, Barlaston, Saturday 24 September 2016


Jasper plaque with Queen Charlotte,
Wedgwood c.1780-1800
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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.
PLEASE NOTE   Lunch is on your own and see below the earlier start time for the lectures, both morning and afternoon as we have three presentations


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

Wedgwood Museum Directions and Details.