Outings & Study Days 18 October 2022 STUDY DAY Wilson Auditorium, Oakham School Julian Richards A Potted History of Britain (Extra fee payable) The first pots appeared in Britain about 6000 years ago and these four lectures will chart the ways in which ceramic production has evolved from this time to the present day. From the hand-formed and bonfire-fired pots of our prehistoric ancestors to the products of both modern industry and individual craft potters, this lecture will examine the major changes that have shaped the ways pots are produced and distributed. Roman industrialisation, the introduction of the potters wheel and kiln, the effects of the industrial revolution on rural potteries and the rise of the art potteries of the 19th century are all part of this evolving story, told through the pots themselves and the potters that made them. This is a genuinely ‘potted history’. Details and booking form will be available later.
Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training.
Visits & Study Days 18 October 2022 STUDY DAY Wilson Auditorium, Oakham School Julian Richards A Potted History of Britain (Extra fee payable) The first pots appeared in Britain about 6000 years ago and these four lectures will chart the ways in which ceramic production has evolved from this time to the present day. From the hand-formed and bonfire-fired pots of our prehistoric ancestors to the products of both modern industry and individual craft potters, this lecture will examine the major changes that have shaped the ways pots are produced and distributed. Roman industrialisation, the introduction of the potters wheel and kiln, the effects of the industrial revolution on rural potteries and the rise of the art potteries of the 19th century are all part of this evolving story, told through the pots themselves and the potters that made them. This is a genuinely ‘potted history’. Details and booking form will be available later.
Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training.