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TRANSFERWARE WORLDWIDE LECTURE SERIES - The wares that missed the boat: transfer-printed ceramic finds from Manchester Dock, Liverpool

Printed ‘Two Figures’ pattern on a pearlware serving dish from Manchester Dock

Thursday 1PM EST

Title: The wares that missed the boat: transfer-printed ceramic finds from Manchester Dock, Liverpool
Lecturer:  Dr David Barker, archaeological consultant and ceramics specialist

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Description: Excavations at Manchester Dock, Liverpool, yielded a large group of early 19th-century ceramics which had clearly been destined for export. They never made it!

Amongst the wide variety of ceramic types were numerous transfer-printed wares, some familiar, but others less so. In this presentation David will discuss these printed wares in the wider context of the assemblage and its deposition, and will consider what this tells us about the export trade in British ceramics at this time.

Dr. David BarkerOur Speaker: 

Former City Archaeologist and Keeper of Archaeology for Stoke on Trent Museums, David Barker is a well-known researcher and author on the history of the ceramics industry, its processes and its products.

He has taught on Staffordshire University’s MA in Ceramic History and has lectured widely at all levels in the UK, Europe and North America. His publications include the books William Greatbatch, a Staffordshire Potterand Slipware in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, as well as numerous journal articles. David is a past President of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and has received an Award of Merit from the Society for Historical Archaeology.