• 25 April 2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum will be hosting a study day on Monday 18 June to conclude the display of the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery which has been at the Museum since it was first shown at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA).

The study day, organised in partnership with the YCBA and the Paul Mellon Centre, will feature a keynote address from independent crafts expert and writer Tanya Harrod. Delegates will also hear from the three original curators of the exhibition: Simon Olding (Director of the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham) and Martina Droth (Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions and Publications, and Curator of Sculpture at YCBA) who will speak about the origins of the exhibition and its display at YCBA, where the exhibition was first shown, and Glenn Adamson (Senior Research Scholar at YCBA) who will analyse the differences in the reception of the exhibition in the UK and USA, and discuss the future of British studio pottery. Helen Ritchie, in-house curator of the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam, will speak about decisions made regarding the design of the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam, and artists included in the exhibition, Alison Britton and Halima Cassell will be ‘in conversation’. Delegates will also have a final chance to visit the exhibition when the Museum is closed to the wider public.

Monday 18 June, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Study Day Schedule:

10am Registration and coffee

10:30 Keynote: Pandora's Box: Taste, Modernism and Ceramics in Britain,
Tanya Harrod, independent crafts historian

11:30 Exhibition tour with the curators

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Reflections on the exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art and at the Fitzwilliam Museum,
Things of Beauty Growing curators Simon Olding, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham; Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art; and Helen Ritchie, Fitzwilliam Museum

14:15 Artists’ panel,
Alison Britton and Halima Cassell, makers represented in the exhibition, in conversation with Things of Beauty Growing curator Glenn Adamson

3:00 Tea

3:30 Full Circle: The Future of Studio Ceramics,
Glenn Adamson, Yale Center for British Art

4:30 Close

Ticket Information:
Standard: £30 (Ticket price includes tea or coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea), click here to purchase.