Exporting Stoke and beyond

Britain was not only the world’s leading imperial power, during the mid 19th century, but was also its foremost exporter of architectural ceramics. The expansion of British territories led to the construction of many public and ecclesiastical buildings displaying the best of British design in ceramic terms. Exporting Stoke conference draws its inspiration from this export of British design and culture, and seeks to explore its consequences for the manufacturing industries of Stoke and beyond, for Britain, and for the former Empire.

Exporting Stoke and Beyond is a one-day conference organised by the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society

I’ll be presenting findings from my Winston Churchill Fellowship. Exploring the  the rise of the skyscraper and the key role terracotta played in the development of the city, using beautiful examples from across the USA and the Midlands. Looking at global markets today, as well as in C19, and what the future may hold for terracotta as such a versatile building material.

Follow the Exporting Stoke blog for updates!
Follow the Tile and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) on Follow TACS on Twitter @tilesocorguk

Date: 12th November 2011

Venue: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Booking: Download the the booking form or contact TACS via the website

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: