Exporting Beauty: Pilkington's Pottery and Tiles

 Pilkingtons lustre vesselPilkingtons lustre vesselsPilkingtons lustre bowlPilkingtons, ceramic lions

  • Saturday 9 October 2010 - Sunday 9 October 2011
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE

This new exhibition features over 100 pots and tiles made by Pilkington's world famous Lancastrian pottery company between 1893 and 1938.

Ginger jar and lid, 1911. Designed and decorated by William Salter Mycock. Made by Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Company Ltd.

Discover the story of the company's impressive rise to fame and see beautiful art pieces from the firm's golden era, including a number of unique works made for international exhibitions. A must-see for lovers of the Arts and Crafts and Art Noveau movements.

The exhibition also includes animations inspired by Aesop's Fables and themes of nature found in Pilkington's pottery and tiles, made by members of LMCP Care Link and Wai Yin Chinese Women's Society with artist Tamzin Forster.

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