Saturday Symposium -21 st September 2103 Bideford Arts Centre


NEC ND Festival of Pots copyright  smallcurator April 2013                             North Devon Festival of Pottery

                                                                                     Bideford & Barnstaple

                                                                                                       16th to 22nd September 2013


International Pottery Symposium              ** CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS 16/09/13 **

Bideford Arts Centre & Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Saturday 21st September 2013

9am to 5pm


A day of talks by 5 speakers from the West Country and Overseas complemented by

a handling session of early Devon and Somerset slipwares


Venues: Bideford ACL, The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY (main talks); Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QQ (handling session)

Entry:  Strictly by advance day ticket only, covering events at both venues.

Cost: £75. Please note only 20 paid delegate places available. Charge includes a quality buffet lunch plus tea/coffee.



Speakers/presenters (in alphabetical order) and topics:

John Allan [Archaeologist]: The post medieval archaeology of the North Devon Potteries (talk)

David Dawson [Archaeologist]: An introduction to post medieval West Country slipware (handling session)

John Edgeler [Proprietor, Cotswolds Living Publications]:  Later North Devon and Studio Pottery sgraffito slipwares and their firing (talk)

Niek Hoogland [Slipware potter, Tegelen, Netherlands]: Low Countries slipware, its influences and development from post medieval times to the present day (talk)

Oliver Kent [Lecturer, Bristol School of Art]: The Bickley Ceramics Project: a 17th century kiln reconstruction (talk)

Merry Outlaw [Curator of collections, Jamestown Rediscovery, Virginia]: Plain and Fancy: North Devon Pottery in Colonial America (talk)




Provisional running order (all timings approximate):


9am     Commencement and welcome (John Edgeler), followed by John Allan (talk)

10am    Niek Hoogland (talk)

11am    Coffee and private handling session with David Dawson (Burton Art Gallery education room)

1pm     Buffet lunch (Bideford Arts Centre)

2pm     Merry Outlaw (talk)

3pm     Oliver Kent (talk)

4pm     John Edgeler (talk)

5pm     Close


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