Tuesday 17 March 2020
9.30am – 7pm
$130 for Friends, $150 for Friends’ guests
Includes museum admission, lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Drinks at lunch not included
Join us for a special Friends’ day trip where we will travel by bus to Holbrook to meet Geoff and Kerrie Ford, founders and directors of the National Museum of Australian Pottery. Includes a lunch stop at the historic Sir George hotel in Jugiong.
The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only museum dedicated to 19th and early 20th century Australian pottery. It holds more than 2000 exquisite pieces dating back to European settlement.
These include simple preserving jars, jugs, colourful cheese covers, beautiful bread plates and elegantly decorated water filters.
There are also examples of pottery made by the convict Jonathan Leak, whose few surviving pieces are the earliest marked pottery produced in Australia.
Geoff and Kerrie will take us on a tour of the galleries before we enjoy afternoon tea and a ‘show and tell’, where you can bring your own pieces and ask the experts about their provenance.