Thursday, 28 February 2013

Spode Training Day Report

A full house on Monday February 25th 2013 for our Spode Training Day! It was a great opportunity for members to meet for this specialist day. Thank you to all who took part.

The Reading Room, Stoke-on-Trent City Archives,
ready for the delegates to look at Spode papers
The event took place at two venues in Stoke-on-Trent: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Thank you to Louise Ferriday, at the archives, and Claire Blakey and Miranda Goodby, at the museum, for organising access to archive material and pots and for facilitating the day. And thank you to Pam Woolliscroft who led both sessions.

Comments from delegates after the event included:

'We wanted to say how much we enjoyed the Training Day and felt privileged that we were given the opportunity to attend and see those wonderful pattern books and handle some of the pieces. It is fascinating making that connection across time by looking at the illustrations in the pattern books and being able to hold corresponding examples. The resource disc will be very useful. Thank you for such comprehensive and interesting presentations.'

'Pam Woolliscroft’s extensive knowledge and great enthusiasm made it all very interesting.'

'Thanks for a fascinating day on Monday at which I certainly learned a lot.'

'I just wanted to thank you...for the Spode training session. I am fascinated every time!'

Delegates studying a Spode pattern book
A wide range of Spode pots at the
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery ready for study
Delegates, museum staff and speaker
(the archivist is behind the camera - thank you!)
at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery