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January 9, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monday 9th January


A lecture by : Jane Gardiner

The contribution of Josiah Wedgwood I to the history of world ceramics. This lecture begins by looking at Wedgwood’s early career as a potter and his work with Thomas Whieldon. It goes on to examine the development and marketing of cream-coloured earthenware, the partnership with Thomas Bentley and the subsequent opening of the Etruria factory; with its production of black basalts and the development of encaustic painting. It will consider the collections of Sir William Hamilton as a source of inspiration and Wedgwood’s response to the new neo-classical taste. Finally, it will discuss the development of jasperware and its decorative uses and the copying of the famous Portland Vase.


January 9, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


The Arts Society New Forest


Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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