The Art of Taking Tea
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Gaye Blake Roberts
This lecture will explore the extraordinary story of the development of drinking tea in Britain from its introduction, through the importance of the Far Eastern trade, to the general usage of tea in modern times. It will examine the changing styles and uses of tea wares and will also look at the implications of how the beverage altered the habits of the nation.
Gaye Blake Roberts is Curator of the Wedgwood Museum, having worked previously at the V&A and the Coalport China Works Museum. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Museums Association.
Gaye has lectured extensively throughout Britain, Italy, Australia and the USA and has often appeared on national radio and television.
She has contributed to catalogues for major exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, the V&A and other international museums and has written a number of specialist books on ceramics and the creativity and innovation of Wedgwood.
Note that this meeting will not now take place in the Royal Spa Centre due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Instead, the lecture may be streamed live on the internet. Full details will be emailed to members.