Author, curator, blogger and loving all things ceramic, my background is in museums. I have worked at 4 of Stoke-on-Trent's museums:
- Gladstone Pottery Museum
- Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum
- Ford Green Hall where I also lived (my husband and cat came too)
- Spode Museum
In 2018 I co-authored 'Bottle Ovens & the Story of the Final Firing' with Terry Woolliscroft. It was published by and available from Gladstone Pottery Museum, ISBN 978 0 9505411 3 6 .
|In a bottle oven at Gladstone Pottery Museum c1977|
|At Ford Green Hall 1984|
As former Curator at the Spode museum I relished the wonderful opportunity to immerse myself in pots!
|Deep in conversation with Robert Copeland in his office at Spode 1998|
|A favourite bone china Spode cup pattern 2812 c1820|
In late 2017 this blog was responsible for 22% of visits to the Staffordshire Archives Gateway to the Past Catalogue.
I have spoken at home and abroad on many of my favourite Spode subjects.
|Keynote speaker, Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting, Boston Massachusetts USA 2013|
|My wonderful audience at Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting, Boston Massachusetts USA 2013|
|Rehearsed, ready, relaxed. Awaiting audience at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto, Canada 2015|
|A selection of wares by modern potters; painting by Terry Woolliscroft|
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