De Morgan Events

Join one of our expert-led talks online.

Talks are hosted on Zoom, a free video conferencing system. You will receive details of how to join the Zoom call in an email after you have bought tickets.

Recreating De Morgan’s Lustreware

Friday 16th April 2021 – 12pm

Contemporary potters Jonathan  Chiswell Jones and Kerry Bosworth will join us from their Sussex studio and talk us through De Morgan’s process of creating lustreware. Learn how his recipes are still used to marvellous effect by potters today.

William De Morgan’s Dragons

Friday 23rd April 2021 – 12pm

On St George’s Day, join De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, to look discover the myths, legends, and the deeply personal to the purely decorative reasons which drove William De Morgan to use dragons in so much of his artwork.

Of Ships and Other Things

Friday 7th May  2021 – 12pm

Join Dr Chris Jordan for this online talk and discover the tiles De Morgan designed for interior schemes for private yachts and ocean liners. From the Czar of Russia’s yacht to P&O ocean liners, this talk promises to be an illuminating voyage of discovery.


  • We have a varied and popular programme of talks and lectures on the Victorian arts. These are broadcast over Zoom every Friday at 12noon or 7pm and you can see the programme on our What’s On page. However, we know that not everyone can make it at this time. If you’d like to watch in your own time, you can buy the recording. ENTER CODE “LECTURE21” FOR FREE SHIPPING


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