Museum artefacts and contemporary objects: Investigating craft skills of the 18th century enamel trade

Arts Building - Lecture Room 3 - University of Birmingham
Thursday 16 May 2019 (18:30-20:00)

Speaker: John Grayson, Birmingham City University

South Staffordshire and Birmingham was the centre of English enamel production, producing items such as snuff boxes and candlesticks. Within literature, copper substrate – the metal skeleton crucial to the object’s existence - is overlooked. John Grayson summarises his practice-based PhD investigation into this aspect of the trade and discusses its value both then and now.

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