Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean
This event is one of two planned for our members' Ceramics Day - see below for more details

For those attending in person, this talk is in the Museum's Headley Lecture Theatre

Tea, coffee and cake will be served from 10am

The online event will be held on Zoom

With Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum

In this talk, our Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture Matthew Winterbottom will be giving an insight into the evolution of tin-glazed pottery and trace its journey from the early Middle East to southern Spain, then into Renaissance Italy and eventually north to Delft. 

Earthenware punch bowl, tin-glazed (delftware) decorated in blue and white, 1743, by Joseph Flower

Earthenware (delftware) punch bowl, tin-glazed, in blue and white, 1743, by Joseph Flower © Ashmolean Museum

(Please note, this event will be recorded and the recording will be sent to ticketholders on request after the event.)


This talk is part one of our two-event Ceramics Day for Members on Tue 12 Mar. In the afternoon, you can continue the ceramics experience by joining us for our Isis Ceramics Off-Site Tour in Horton-cum-Studley. Nb the tour can only accommodate 21 people, so early booking for the tour is recommended.


Tickets are £15 in-person and £10 online. Tickets are only available to Ashmolean Members

This talk will take place in the Ashmolean's Lecture Theatre (in-person) and on Zoom (online)


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