Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monday, the 13th: the British Museum

We all went as a group to the British museum, which was about a 25 minute walk from our hotel. 

Egyptian section

Modern interpretation of ancient pottery, lots of gorgeous lusters!

Black figure pottery, Ancient Greek 

Portland Vase

Break for lunch and Starbucks!

More ancient pottery
Red figure pottery 

Saturday, the 18th: Free day!

Several of us went to Baker Street!

...and got Chipotle afterward. (Don't judge us. We're getting really tired of fish and chips.)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thursday, the 16th: The Science Museum

The main reason for us to visit this museum as a class was it's section on the industrial revolution. The development of the steam engine and other technologies played a big role in ceramics as an industry. 

As always, much silliness en route 

At the museum

A wedgewood jasper ware pot

Steve was excited to see Apollo 17
A bowl from Hiroshima 

Some of us headed for the national gallery afterward

Later, Lindsey and I went to the Phantom of the Opera!

We also found out that few people ride the tube at 11 at night. 

Camden Town: Home of Tiny Tim and a really cool market

Tuesday, the 14th: Group lunch at the Albert and V&A visit #2

De Morgan pot
Steve gave a truly phenomenal lecture using one of the V&A displays as a prop. (Ask Travis about the video he took!)

The lady who made the big blue bowl and the one with a z pattern-- Alec Ebuzziya Siesbye (she had a posh French/Turkish accent) --heard Steve lecturing and came over to introduce herself! 
We looked her up when we got back to the hotel and she has some beautiful bowls she has made. These are photos I found on google:

(This is one that is at the V&A)
Some cool pieces we saw:

By Hannah Barlow for the Royal Dalton Company:

Love this bowl, but I don't know who made it.