2018 Events

Saturday 6th October
Study day ‘The Dessert Table’
The first speaker will be Ivan Day, an expert on historic food and dining.
Rosalind Savill and Paul Crane will show us how items evolved for use at the dessert table on the Continent and in Britain, respectively.

Saturday 1st December
Study day ‘Cobalt’
We will look at how cobalt was discovered and came to be used as blue decoration on porcelain in China and subsequently in Europe.
Shelagh Vainker, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Ashmolean will enlighten us about Chinese Porcelain. Aileen Dawson, retired Curator at the British Museum and Felicity Marno will carry the story forward to Europe, looking at the use of blue both as a colour ground and a decorative technique.

More information and a booking form will arrive with the newsletter or a few weeks before each event.