June

This lectures will be in the Play House: 10.45 for all members: Only ONE lecture today  as it is the date of the AGM. Please allow extra time today

Thursday 20th June 2019

Gaye Blake-Roberts

Josiah Wedgwood and the Age of Enlightenment.

The Age of Enlightenment and the contemporary scientific revolution opened up areas of the arts and sciences which led to a dramatic improvement in new knowledge available to manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) combined his experiments on the technical aspects of pottery manufacture with an exceptional insight into marketing the results. He revolutionised ceramics but his association with some of the most influential men of the era gave him a unique position in the arts.

 Gaye Blake-Roberts

After graduating from Keele University Gaye began her career at The Victoria and Albert Museum and went on to became the Curator of The Wedgwood Museum. She has lectured extensively throughout the world and has appeared on local and national radio and television. She has written many books and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.