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More ... about Prestonpans Pottery .. for those who enjoyed last year's Exhibition in The Pans

More information on Prestonpans Pottery ... Lectures & Exhibition in Edinburgh ..

City Art Centre - Out of the Blue Lectures

The two lectures detailed below are part of 'Out of the Blue', an Exhibition of 18th Century Scottish Porcelain, showing at the Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD. Tel 0131 529 4143.

The Exhibition is open from 27 June - 23 August 2008, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.45pm.

Admission Free and access to the exhibition is via a spiral staircase.

Thursday 17 July, 1.30pm

Belfield Ceramic Production Prestonpans.
George Dalgleish, Principal Curator of Scottish History, National Museums Scotland

Excavations at the site of the Belfield pottery discovered beneath its floor a large assemblage of earlier pottery almost certainly waste from the pottery of George Gordon. This has given us a unique insight into the range of Prattware and Pearlwares being produced in the Prestonpans area during the first half of the 19th century.

Friday 25 July, 1.30pm

West Pans - Scottish Ceramic Production & 18th Century Scottish Porcelain
George Haggarty, Scottish ceramic expert and Research Associate at the National Museums Scotland

William Littler, who was born in Burslem in Staffordshire, had by 1764 established Scotland's only commercial 18th century porcelain factory at West Pans, south west of Musselburgh. Initially successful, he soon began to struggle, but carried on until 1777, during which time he was producing a large range of porcelain objects, which only now are getting the attention they deserve.

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For booking and further information about our free lecture programme, contact our Learning and Access team on 0131 529 3963/2



Published Date: July 2nd 2008


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