Events

December - All that Glitters!

Thursday 6th December, 13.00 - 14.00

The Ashmolean

All that Glitters: De Morgan's Pursuit of Perfection in Lustre

William De Morgan is best remembered for his designs featuring mystical and fantastical beasts and his Arts and Crafts tiles, but this lecture focuses on his work in lustreware which was so revered during his own time that he was widely credited with its reinvention and perfection.
Booking essential.

Lecture

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Thursday 13th December, 11.00 and 13.00

Cannon Hall

William De Morgan's lustreware

All that Glitters is not Gold. Curator Sarah Hardy discusses William De Morgan's reinvention of the lost art of lustreware, highlighted by a star piece of his 'moonlight suite' on display at Cannon Hall.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Monday – Tuesday 17 – 18 December 2018

17th December at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and 18th December at 43 Gordon Square, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London WC1H 0PD

‘Who Shall Deliver Me?’ Christina Rossetti and the Illustrated Poetry Book Study Days

Sarah Hardy will speak on Evelyn's unpublished poetry and its relation to her paintings on the theme of Spiritualism. Check website for booking details.

Lecture series

Various

Adult

Tuesday 18th December, 12.30 - 13.00

Watts Gallery - Artists Village

Introduction to the De Morgan Gallery

The De Morgan Collection of ceramics and paintings has been on site since 2015. Join Curator Sarah Hardy for this 30 minute introductory talk on the collection. Sarah will speak in detail about the De Morgan's use of 'a bit of sparkle' in their artworks!

Talk

Watts Volunteer guide

Adult

Thursday 20th December, 14.00 - 14.30

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Stars and Angels: Religious iconography in the De Morgans'  artwork

A half-hour introductory talk to the De Morgan Gallery at Wightwick Manor, with a detailed, festive look at the angels, stars and sparkles in the De Morgans' artwork and why they included such religious iconography.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

January - Makers and Making

Tuesday 15th January, 12.30pm

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Curator Tour of the De Morgan Collection

The De Morgan Collection of ceramics and paintings has been on site since 2015. Join Curator Sarah Hardy for 30 minute introductory talks to the collection.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Friday 25th January, 11am and 3pm

Cannon Hall

Cracking Ceramics - Maker and Making

Cracking Ceramic is a joint project between Cannon Hall and the De Morgan Foundation, which explores the wonderful ceramics collection at Cannon Hall. In this talk, De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, will open the new display on Makers and Making, focussing on William De Morgan and his exciting career as a ceramic designer.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Monday 28th January, 2pm

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

William De Morgan: Inventor and Innovator

William De Morgan is often reffered to as a potter, but he never threw his own pots! He was, more accurately, an inventor. Join De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, to learn what inspired De Morgan to being making ceramics and how he refined his processes and invented his own kilns to create beautiful ceramics.

talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Tuesday 15th January, 12.30pm

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Curator Tour of the De Morgan Collection

The De Morgan Collection of ceramics and paintings has been on site since 2015. Join Curator Sarah Hardy for 30 minute introductory talks to the collection.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

February - Love

Tuesday 12th February at 12.30 - 13.00

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Curator Tour of the De Morgan Collection

The De Morgan Collection of ceramics and paintings has been on site since 2015. Join Curator Sarah Hardy for 30 minute introductory talks to the collection.                                 

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult 

14th February at 11am and 1pm

Cannon Hall

Evelyn De Morgan: Artist of Love

Love was a theme that occupied Evelyn De Morgan throughout her artistic career. In this talk, Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, will discuss Evelyn's 1883 - 1884 masterpiece, 'Love's Passing'.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

25th February at 2pm

Wightwick Manor

Evelyn De Morgan's Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid is an early work by Evelyn De Morgan, inspired by her love of classical mythology, literature, Italian Renaissance painting and the aesthetic art movement. De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, will give an extended talk on this beautiful painting.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult