Exhibition: Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages, Sam Fogg, until May 16th


Pots and TilesReaders may be interested to know about a fascinating  exhibition currently on at the Sam Fogg gallery in London,W1:  Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages.  This rare functional pottery was described many years ago by W. B. Honey as the some of the most beautiful pottery in the world.

The  collection of largely English and French items (including at least one pot from Dorset and a large number of tiles from a church in Somerset) has been assembled by Maureen Mellor of Oxford University over the last 20 years and is displayed at eye level with no glass barrier. You can view a selection of the exhibits here.

Entry is free and there is a fine illustrated catalogue at £20, see here. The show runs until May 16th.






Exhibition: William Kent – Designing Georgian Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, 22 March – 13 July


If you haven’t already seen it, the V&A’s current exhibition William Kent – Designing Georgian Britain, will be of  some interest.

Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.” For more information see here.

To complement this major design show we have organised a morning visit to Chiswick House, for members on Thursday15th May. See the Events page for further information and booking details.