Haughton International Ceramics Seminar

“The Splendour of the Dining Room”

 Wednesday, 28th June & Thursday, 29th June 2017

 At Christie’s, 8 King Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6QT

Image: Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Jürgen Karpinski

For 35 years there has been an International Ceramics Seminar in London organised by Brian & Anna Haughton and in order to keep the focus and continuity on Ceramics in London in June we have decided to launch a two-day Seminar with the support and encouragement from many of our academic colleagues. 

The seminar will, as always, cover a wide range of ceramic subjects and their relationships with other art forms such as silver and sculpture.  Ceramics have always had a central place in the social background of the 18th Century and were also important as diplomatic princely gifts.

The speakers will include:

  • Kathryn Jones, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust
  • Professor Timothy Wilson, Former Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum
  • Claudia Lehner-Jobst, Art Historian and Curator, Vienna
  • Dr Katharina Hantschmann, Keeper of Ceramics, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich and Meissen porcelain collection Ernst Schneider bequest at Lustheim castle near Munich
  • Ivan Day, Food Historian, Museums and Country House Consultant
  • Timothy Schroder, Silver Historian, Curator and former Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company
  • Paul Crane, Ceramic Historian
  • Patricia Ferguson, Project Curator, Monument Trust, 18th Century Prints and Ceramics, British Museum, London and Hon. Adviser on Ceramics, National Trust
  • Dr Melitta Kunze-Koellensperger, Curator, independent researcher and Art Historian
  • Professor Dame Rosalind Savill, Former Director of the Wallace Collection
  • Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, IFAC Handa Curator of the Japanese Arts, The British Museum, author and founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute
  • Rebecca Wallis, Curator, Ceramics & Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Suzanne Lambooy, Curator of Applied Arts for the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
  • Dr David Mitchell, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London


Booking in advance through the website is essential due to limited numbers.

The programme is subject to change without warning.               


Please visit the 'Articles' section of the website to view copies of lectures give at past seminars.


 We wish to thank our sponsors: