Italian ceramics from the 1950s-70s are hotly collected, but have always been a design mystery. Striking examples of craftsmanship and design, they reflect modern art and the fashionable styles of the day. Following their successes with 'Fat Lava' West German pottery and post-war Czech 'Sklo' glass, Graham Cooley and Mark Hill are delighted to present the results of their latest collaboration. An exhibition of over 300 bold and colourful ceramics from the Graham Cooley Collection will reveal the designers and factories behind many of these design treasures - including the rediscovery of a 'forgotten' factory. This will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book written and published by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill, which is the first dedicated body of research on this much-loved, but largely neglected, design area.
Saturday 14 July – 10am – 5.30pm
16 - 21 July (Monday to Saturday) – 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 22 July 2pm – 6pm
23 – 28 July (Monday to Saturday) 10am – 5.30pm
31 July – 18 August 10am – 5pm (closed Sun & Mon)
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VALUED - Identification and Valuation by Mark Hill & Graham Cooley
14 July 11 – 1pm
Why not bring your ceramic and glass pieces along to the Alla Moda exhibition for 20th Century design expert Mark Hill and avid Private Collector, Graham Cooley to cast their specialist eyes over. Could there be a priceless antique under your nose?