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Craft of the Teapot Event

Craft of the Teapot Event
Friday 27th January 2012 - Thursday 1st January

Tuesday 28th February, 2.00 – 3.45 pm

Tickets: £10 each, (includes afternoon tea, cakes & sandwiches at The Athenaeum.)

This event is open to current and new subscribing Friends of Bluecoat Display Centre as well as members of The Athenaeum.

Bluecoat Display Centre Friends are warmly invited to this event, which will be held at The Athenaeum in Liverpool to learn more about the tradition of ceramic tea drinking vessels and to enjoy an afternoon tea.

Should you wish to book a place, become a Friend or re-new your membership, please speak to a member of staff by calling 0151 709 4014, email us at crafts@bluecoatdisplaycentre.com or go to our website www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com/about/friends for more information. Tickets are limited so please book in advance to secure your place.

The event:

Pamela Brown, Chief Executive of The Athenaeum and Dr. Maureen Bampton, Director of Bluecoat Display Centre will introduce the event, followed by a presentation by local ceramicist Simon Shaw about methods used to create his own tea drinking ceramic vessels, including teapots!

Simon, a local ceramicist based in Wirral has a longstanding connection with Bluecoat Display Centre, having exhibited his work in the gallery for just over 25 years.

Simon will speak about ceramics, which are part of the tea drinking tradition in particular, connecting to the theme of afternoon tea, which will be served after the talk. Simon’s presentation will focus upon demonstrating how he creates his own unique style of ceramics. Following the presentation Afternoon Tea will be served at The Athenaeum.

Friends Update:

Help us to keep on supporting individual artists, designers and makers by becoming a Friend of Bluecoat Display Centre. For just £30 per year, the Individual Friends Membership offers you 5% off purchases, and a 10% discount on all purchases made at Private View evenings. There are discounts and priority bookings to be had for our lectures and workshops. You will also receive regular updates and invitations to all of our Private Views.  If you belong to an organisation, or have your own business there are also Corporate Friends Memberships available – we offer a variety of packages to suit your organisation, and can tailor the package to suit your individual needs.


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