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1 April 2019


Passionate Potters – from De Morgan to Leach.

In the 19thC ceramic production became ever more industrial and uniform. In pottery, as in the arts in general, there was a revolution, led in the 1860’s by William Morris, against these soulless products of a machine age. The ‘passionate potters’ range from William de Morgan to Bernard Leach, the father of British studio pottery.


JULIAN RICHARDS is an archaeologist for English Heritage,

the BBC and as an independent; a fellow and honorary

doctor of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He lectures

widely & broadcasts on TV and Radio.