About Pam

Former curator of the Spode Museum  |  specialist in Spode & Copeland pottery history  |  presenter of talks & specialist lectures  |  research  |  ceramics history  |  data editor  |  catalogue consultant to the Public Catalogue Foundation/BBC Your Paintings  |  specialist archives cataloguing & trainer  |  blogger of  Spode History>  and  Spode ABC>

Spode backstamp>  pattern 967 c1807

Spode, coffee cup, bone china, pattern 2812, c1820

Spode under Copeland & Garrett, backstamp 1833-1847

Spode under Copeland, dessert plate (detail), raised gold & jewelling.
Painted flowers by Hürten>  c1888

Talks and Lectures

A range of specialist Spode talks for societies, clubs, associations and educational charities including NADFAS, museums, archives, museum friends groups, WI, Probus, Rotary, Round Table, history and archaeological societies, specialist ceramics groups, antique collectors club. UK and overseas.

Pam taking questions after her talk about Spode at NADFAS, Castle Carey, 2013

Pam taking questions after her talk about the Orchid/Bateman Connection
at The Potteries Museum, 2012

Talks are presented with knowledge and enthusiasm, fully illustrated with animated graphics and close-ups. They include embedded movies using state-of-the-art digital projection. Pam's talks are lively and informative; she speaks completely without notes, adapting the talk for each individual organisation.

In her talk 'The Josiah Spodes: Pottery Pioneers' Pam presents early Spode history looking at two of the Josiah Spodes, their businesses and their pots. More details here>