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Wemyss Ware Exhibition Talks

Tuesday 24 September 14:00-15:30


As part of the Victor Murphy Trust’s Wemyss Ware exhibition, the Institut is hosting a series of talks by pottery experts Graeme Cruickshank and Griselda Hill providing a bit of insight into the exhibition and some of the individual pieces on display.

Scheduled Talks

  • The inception of Wemyss Ware (Graeme Cruickshank)
  • The demise of Wemyss Ware (Graeme Cruickshank)
  • The Return of Wemyss Ware(R) to Fife, 1985 to Today (Griselda Hill)

About Wemyss Ware
Originating in the 19th century in a pottery in Kirkcaldy, Fife, its original and vibrant style was the result of a meeting between Robert Heron, the pottery owner, and Karel Nekola, a decorator from Bohemia, who eventually moved permanently to Scotland to make a life for himself. Wemyss Ware ceramics, easily recognised by the skilful use of colour, interesting shapes and hand-painted details, are among the most collectable and sought-after pieces of Scottish pottery.

Full text available from the National Trust for Scotland

Event Details

Wemyss Ware Exhibition Talks
Presented by the Victor Murphy Trust
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 14:00 to 15:30
FREE | Reservations recommended via Eventbrite

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members-only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Image and logo: Wemyss Ware Pig, Early 1900s © Compton Verney
Photo by Jamie Woodley
Source: British Folk Art Collection

Institut Français Écosse 2019