Study Day | Ceramics as Sculpture

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 9, 2019

Pierre Giovanni Volpato, Personification of the River Nile, ca. 1785–95, hard-paste biscuit porcelain, Giovanni Volpato’s Factory Rome, 30 × 59 × 30 cm (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Purchase, The Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation Inc. Gift, 2001.456).

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From The French Porcelain Society:

Ceramics as Sculpture, French Porcelain Society Study Day
Masterpiece London, 28 June 2019

The French Porcelain Society is pleased to announce that it will be holding a study day entitled Ceramics as Sculpture, celebrating figurative art, at this year’s Masterpiece London, on Friday, 28 June 2019. The conference aims to open up wider discussion about the contemporary and historical contexts for ceramic sculpture and its place within art history. It also seeks to underline the primacy of sculpture in all the decorative arts, bringing together scholars, curators, artists, and dealers working in the interconnected fields of ceramics and sculpture. Tickets: £45 (includes free entrance to Masterpiece, lectures, tour, tea and coffee, and champagne reception), £20 (student concession). For additional information, please contact Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, c.mccaffrey-howarth@leeds.ac.uk.


9.30  Registration

10.00  Welcome by Oliver Fairclough, FSA (Chairman of the French Porcelain Society) and introduction by Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (V&A/RCA and University of Leeds)

10.10  Session One
• Federica Carta (PhD Candidate, Université de Picardie Jules Verne and at the Università degli Studi di Perugia), Ceramic Sculpture: Ornament and Figuration in the Chapels by Luca Della Robbia at Impruneta
• Antoine D’Albis (Former Chief Scientist at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres), La Source ou la Naïade en Porcelaine de Vincennes-Sèvres du Musée du Louvre, New Research
• Elizabeth Saari Browne (PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Sculpting le Goût Pittoresque: Clodion’s Bacchic Subjects
• Matthew Martin (Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship, University of Melbourne; Former Curator of International Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2006–18), Porcelain and Sculptural Aesthetics: Untangling a Troubled Relationship

11.30  Tea and coffee

12.00  Session Two
• Alicia Caticha (PhD Candidate, University of Virginia), Casting Replication: Porcelain and Sculpture Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris
• Tamara Préaud (Former Archivist of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres), Sculpture and Personal Creativity at Sèvres during the Second Empire, 1850–70
• Oliva Rucellai (Former Curator of the Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia in Sesto Fiorentino, 2002–14), Gio Ponti and Ceramic Sculpture for Richard-Ginori: An Art Director’s Approach
• Martin Chapman (Curator in Charge, European Art, interim; Curator in Charge, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco), Accident or Design? Ceramic Sculpture in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

Thank you by Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE, FBA, FSA (President of the French Porcelain Society, Former Director of the Wallace Collection)

13.30  Lunch break

15.00  Private group tours to ceramics and sculpture stalls at the Masterpiece Fair

17.00  Champagne reception on the terrace

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