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Collections Knowledge Café: Getting to Know Your Ceramic Collection

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Date: Thursday 5th July 2018

 

Join Miranda Goodby, Senior Curator of Ceramics, and Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (PMAG) on 5 July to find out more about the ceramics in your collection.

This course is aimed at staff with no previous specialist knowledge of British factory-made ceramics. It will help you identify and date pots in your collection – or those that members of public bring in for identification.

This hands-on day will use the collections at PMAG to examine what pottery is made from (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, etc.), how it is made and decorated, and how to date it. Concentrating on British ceramics from the late 18th – mid 20th century we will look at what the pieces themselves tell us about how, and when, they were made. We will also look at how to identify which factories made them, what marks and backstamps can tell us, and what sources to turn to for more information.

Please note that places are very limited for this event and that we have to give priority to one booking per museum.

The event is from 10am – 3.30pm at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent ST1 3DW.

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