Ceramics History Day

May 2014

Saturday April 19, 2014

On Saturday at the Bennachie centre ceramics historian Sue Taylor was on hand to talk about pottery, some dating back 200 years, found on Bennachie and to advise folk who came along with old pots and crockery of their own which they wanted to know more about.
A librarian at Robert Gordons, Aberdeen Sue became interested in the history of ceramics and went to study and work in Staffordshire for several years.
She returned to her roots, became a Bailie of Bennachie and now lives in Tullynessle.
She is frequently invited to talk on her favourite subject and many visitors to the Bennachie centre on Saturday were intrigued to attend her lively illustrated presentation.
She said: “The 19th and 20th centuries were periods of great social change and it’s reflected in people and their pottery. “The more I found out, the more I wanted to learn, “I think it gives a vivid picture of ordinary domestic life”

Sue will also be giving a talk taking a 200 year pottery journey with particular focus on the colony sites on Saturday May 17 at Inverurie library 2pm –3pm (admission free)


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