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Julian Stair: Tea and sensation

Sat 20 Jul, Wed 14 Aug and Thu 5 Sep, 2.15pm - 3.15pm and 3.30pm - 4.30 pm

Julian Stair, one of the UK’s leading artists working in clay, has had a lifelong interest in the many meanings and values of pottery, particularly related to the senses.

He has created a specially commissioned porcelain tea set for an informal research project involving our visitors and taking place during the exhibition A Tea Journey.

The project takes the form of a number of relaxed conversations over a cup of tea served in the tea set he has made. Facilitated by the artist, a museum curator and an anthropologist, these informal tea parties will spark conversations about the experience of drinking tea, the senses it involves and the memories it evokes.

FREE with admission.
If you would like to join us, please sign up at the shop on the day. All welcome.

Sat 20 Jul, 2.15 – 3.15 and 3.30 – 4.30

Wed 14 Aug, 2.15 – 3.15 and 3.30- 4.40

Thu 5 Sep, 2.15 – 3.15 and 3.30- 4.30

This event may be documented for future publication in academic contexts and for private study. Please inform us if you have a concern about this. 

Cover image: Teapot, Cup and Beaker on a Ground (photography, Julian Stair)