The Renaissance Reimagined: Minton, Majolica and Maiolica

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The Renaissance Reimagined: Minton, Majolica and Maiolica


Sun 21 Nov 2021

Zoom lecture by Claire Blakey, at 6.00 pm (London). From about 1850 the Renaissance Revival inspired the design of both architecture and the decorative arts in Britain, prompting Minton & Co. to bring the arts of the period to the Staffordshire potteries. The lecture will focus on a subgroup of revivalist ware inspired by Italian Renaissance maiolica through the work of one of Minton’s pottery painters, Thomas Kirkby (1824–90). Kirkby and the Minton factory created vases, jardinières and dishes which reimagined the Renaissance.

All DAS members whose email addresses we have will be sent a link to the lectures. Please do share the link with anyone you think will be interested. If you think we may not have an email address for you and would like to take part please contact the Membership Secretary,