Programme Announced: Ceramics as Sculpture

Masterpiece London, 28 June 2019.

09.30-10.00:     Registration


Welcome:           Oliver Fairclough, FSA, Chairman of the French Porcelain Society

Introduction:    Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, V&A/RCA and University of Leeds


Ceramic Sculpture: Ornament and Figuration in the Chapels by Luca Della Robbia at Impruneta 

Federica Carta, PhD Candidate, Université de Picardie Jules Verne and at the Università degli Studi di Perugia

La Source ou la Naïade en Porcelaine de Vincennes-Sèvres du Musée du Louvre, New Research      

Antoine D’Albis, Former Chief Scientist at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres

Sculpting le Goût Pittoresque: Clodion’s Bacchic Subjects

Elizabeth Saari Browne, PhD Candidate, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Porcelain and Sculptural Aesthetics – Untangling a Troubled Relationship

Matthew Martin, Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship, University of Melbourne. Former Curator of International Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2006-2018

11.30-12.00: Tea & Coffee


Sculpture and personal creativity at Sèvres during the Second Empire 1850-1870

Tamara Préaud, Former Archivist of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres

Casting Replication: Porcelain and Sculpture Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Alicia Caticha, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Gio Ponti and Ceramic Sculpture for Richard-Ginori: An Art Director’s Approach

Oliva Rucellai, Art Historian and Former Curator of the Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia in Sesto Fiorentino, 2002-2014

Accident or Design? Ceramic Sculpture in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

Martin Chapman, Curator in Charge, European Art, interim; Curator in Charge, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Thank you:    Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE, FBA, FSA, President of the French Porcelain Society, Former Director of the Wallace Collection

13.30-15.00: Lunch (not provided)

15.00-17.00: Private Group Tours to Ceramics and Sculpture stalls at the Masterpiece Fair

17.00-18.00: Champagne Reception on the terrace



£45(includes free entrance to Masterpiece, lectures, tour, tea & coffee and champagne reception):

£20(Student Concession) –

For any additional information please contact:

 Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

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