Posted by: Lynn P | September 20, 2011

TACS Conference Exporting Stoke and Beyond 12th November 2011

Here’s the final programme details for the TACS conference EXPORTING STOKE AND BEYOND: Tiles and architectural ceramics in a world context, to be held on Saturday 12 November 2011 at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

The conference is to be opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent and it should be a fantastic day, with ten speakers and an interactive presentation by Danny Callaghan featuring the unique Minton Tile Ceiling at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York. This will include a live weblink and skype connection.
Full programme:
Session One: Made at home, built abroad
Lynn Pearson – Way Beyond Burslem: A journey through British-made ceramic locations abroad
Barry Corbett – Pilkington’s Tiles, Exporting Beauty from Lancashire: Exhibitions and Export Market, 1893-1938
Amy Smith – Reports on her travels in the USA during summer 2011 on a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship researching the use of architectural terracotta
David Malkin – Retiling the floors of the world: 60 years of exporting tiles

Session Two: Design and technology transfer within Europe
Keynote speaker, Mario Baeck – ‘We can equal more cheaply’: German, Belgian and French interest in English industrial tiles and tile technology during the nineteenth century
Hans van Lemmen – The influence of Stoke tile technology and design on Portuguese and Spanish tiles
Johan Kamermans – Gothic Revival tiles in Dutch architecture

Session Three: The cultural context of the ceramic export trade
Keynote speaker, Dr Graham McLaren – Manners, Morals and the Modern: Exporting Ideas and Publishing British Tiles in the Late Nineteenth Century
Professor Chantal Zheng – The Japanese ‘Victorian tiles’: A synthesis of East and West savoir-faire
Chris Blanchett – Japanese Copies of British Tiles from the 1920s and 1930s

Go to for a downloadable booking form – and see you in Stoke!


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