The day will look at how changing dining habits and new ways of preparing food led to the introduction of dinner services and other ceramic forms designed specifically for serving food.
We are fortunate to have three acclaimed experts to talk to us about the history of dining, and dinner services.
Ivan Day, food historian and leading expert on re-creating historic meals and table settings, will discuss changes in eating habits and the introduction of a wider range of foods.
Miranda Goodby, long-standing Curator of Ceramics at the Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, will talk about the Staffordshire dinner service.
Helen Glaister, art historian specialising in Chinese ceramics and decorative arts, will talk about the rise of Chinese export porcelain for dinner wares from the late 17th to 18th centuries, focusing on aspects of design and form.
Members are welcome to bring items for interest and / or identification.
Tea and Coffee will be served on arrival, and a light lunch will be provided.