- 19 November 2020
- This is the third lecture in a five-part series titled, titled Ceramics in Britain, 1750 to Now.
This lecture is now online.
For over a century Britain was the leading manufacturer of blue-and-white transfer-printed ceramics, a distinctly British product which became a common feature of many homes in Britain and across the globe. In this lecture, Florence Tyler, Curator of 19th-century Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria and Albert Museum, explores the development and rise of this popular tableware, and why the colour combination of blue and white on ceramics has enjoyed such remarkable and enduring appeal.
While the story of ceramics is a global one, Britain has played a leading role in the last three centuries, a period in which British invention has shaped developments and brought constant renewal to the industry. Ceramics in Britain, 1750 to Now, delivered by experts in the field, will explore five key influential developments in the history of British ceramics since the mid-eighteenth century, examining the multiple ways in which innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists have reinvigorated the field.
You can find this lecture on our Event Recordings page.
05 Nov 2020
Pots with Attitude: British Satire on Ceramics, 1759–1820
12 Nov 2020
Josiah Wedgwood: Experimentation and Innovation
26 Nov 2020
‘Beyond East and West’: the Founding of British Studio ceramics
03 Dec 2020
Obsolescence and Renewal: Reimagining North Staffordshire’s Ceramic Heritage
10 Dec 2020
Ceramics in Britain: Live Q&A