Lectures are in the ArtsHouse: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.
Jane Gardiner examines porcelain figures as a form of table decoration, as pieces for a mantle shelf. They all reflect eighteenth century society in miniature. She shows us characters from the Commedia dell’Arte, pedlars, exotic creatures, lovers, musicians, shepherds, shepherdesses and gods of Olympus. To add to the mix she promises to show us monkeys who were also made of porcelain.
Jane Gardiner has an MA in the History of Art, University of London. Trained at the V&A and continues to lecture there. She was Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for 17 years, becoming a Deputy Director of Sotheby’s, UK. Jane has also lectured for the National Trust, the Art Fund, London University, Buckingham University, l’Institut d’Etudes Superieures des Arts in Paris, a private women’s college in Saudi Arabia, on cruise ships and at antiques fairs and interior design conferences in America.