NGV Seminar: Ceramics and their Usages in America and Britain

Lesley B. Grigsby, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware

Presented in conjunction with the Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia. Discover ceramics and their usage in America and Britain in this series of lectures from an internationally acclaimed, earthenware expert.
1. English Drinking Vessels & Traditions in Colonial America
Imported English drinking vessels—from slipware to delftware, salt-glazed stoneware and soft paste porcelain – were employed in modest homes and taverns as well as in more elegant settings and at formal public and private celebrations.
2. English and Continental Tin-Glazed Earthenwares
An attractive range of delft shapes and decorative motifs will be examined through images of documented objects, archaeological material and period references.
3. Cobalt Ornament on Tin-Glazed Earthenware
This talk begins with early, Middle Eastern use of cobalt ornament through the 16th and 18th centuries, featuring a stunning range of blue-decorated delftware, maiolica, and faience European wares.
Date: Sat 9 Jul, 10.30am–3pm
Cost: $125 Adult / $100 NGV Member (includes lectures, morning tea and light lunch)
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
Event code P1194
NGV Bookings 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily)