FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
This week we welcome Dr Mia Jackson, Félix Zorzo and Rebecca Klarner who will introduce to all the FPS members an initiative that started about one year ago with the aim to create a community of early-career scholars in the field of European ceramics: the FPS Emerging Scholars Group. Members of the Emerging Scholars sub-Committee, Mia, Rebecca and Félix will present three objects in focus, a format that we hope to replicate regularly with members of the Emerging Scholars Group. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: INTRODUCING FPS EMERGING SCHOLARS: THREE OBJECTS IN FOCUS – Dr Mia Jackson, Rebecca Klarner and Félix Zorzo
Time: Sunday, 27 June 2021, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
INTRODUCING FPS EMERGING SCHOLARS: THREE OBJECTS IN FOCUS
Dr Mia Jackson, Rebecca Klarner and Félix Zorzo
In this inaugural session of the Emerging Scholars Group taking over the FPS Living Room Lectures three members of the sub-Committee will present three objects in focus around the theme of drinking tea and coffee, two non-European beverages that have defined the production of European ceramics since the eighteenth century.
Dr Mia Jackson, Curator of Decorative Arts at Waddesdon Manor, will introduce a fabulous Meissen and silver-gilt tea service from Waddesdon Manor. The set of nineteen pieces includes a Meissen teapot, a beaker and two cups and saucers, probably painted by Johann Gregor Herold in the 1720s.
Travelling west, Félix Zorzo, Curatorial Assistant at the Wallace Collection, will introduce a Sèvres porcelain tea service at the Wallace Collection. The fashion for tea drinking in the second half of eighteenth-century France, known as à l’inglaise, was widely enjoyed by the Parisian aristocracy. This desire for novelty was reflected in the variety and inventiveness found in porcelain tea services produced at Sèvres.
Taking us to the twentieth century, Rebecca Klarner, Collections and Curatorial Services Officer at the V&A Wedgwood Collection at Barlaston, will be talking about a 1930s coffee set that epitomises Wedgwood’s launch into modern design. As the cover star of the catalogue for the 1936 exhibition at the Grafton Galleries it heralded a new chapter in Wedgwood’s long history of design uniting art and industry.