RSA Fellows’ Borders & MCICH Network: Chinese Art and Ceramics in Europe - RSA

RSA Fellows’ Borders & MCICH Network: Chinese Art and Ceramics in Europe

Fellowship events


Little Theatre, Bowhill

  • Creativity
  • Arts and society
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

RSA Fellows and guests are invited to register for the MCICH & Borders Network: Chinese Art and Ceramics in Europe, supported by the Confucius Institute for Business & Communication, Heriot-Watt University, to whom grateful thanks are extended.

Our speaker is Kate Hunt, Director, Specialist Head of Sale, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Christie's, London. Given that the Society relates to "Arts, Manufactures & Commerce" and has links to the RDI, it is envisaged elements of the illustrated presentation will include:

  • The "art" of how ceramics are made vs how skills and vocational capacity were originally developed.
  • How production and manufacturing skills were transferred over time.
  • The development of some of the easily recognisable designs as also the less recognisable.
  • Elements of the manufacturing process.
  • The development of China-Europe commerce - in terms of historical trade and Christie's current "reach.
  • All supported by a range of slides to provide an exhilaration via a visual cornucopia.

This will be a great opportunity to gain greater awareness of the skills and development of Chinese Ceramics and Art in line with Britain’s ceramics heritage. We will also look at the current market and current key European commercial markets, including private and public Collections.

As it was originally scheduled to run as part of the 2018 European Year of Culture and Heritage, this event represents a springtime cornucopia as a reminder of 2018EYCH.

Speaker Bio - Kate Hunt, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Christie's, London:
Kate worked in London at Spink & Son 1995-2000, after which she worked freelance for twelve years before joining Christies in 2012.   When freelance, she workedwas a journalist, writing on a wide range of art-related subjects for many magazines including, Art & Auction, Antique Collecting and Orientations. For many years, she was also a weekly contributer for the Antiques Trade Gazette focussing on features and auction reports for the Asian art market. She has thus a link to the "Commerce" in the RSA's full name.  


Please register to attend this free event by following the "Book N" link above.

The Little Theatre at Bowhill has a limited number of Blue Badge car park spaces and two fully accessible spaces for wheelchair users. Photographs will be taken before the event over tea and coffee from 5.30pm, and possibly afterwards too. If you do not wish to be included in these photos, please make yourself known to the event organiser (Ann Packard) when you arrive.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Location: Little Theatre, Bowhill House, Bowhill, TD7 5ET

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