About Pam


Former curator of the Spode Museum  |  specialist in Spode & Copeland pottery history  |  former presenter of talks & specialist lectures  |  data editor  |  former catalogue consultant to ARTUK  |  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

Former presenter 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 were presented with knowledge and enthusiasm, fully illustrated with animated graphics and close-ups. They included embedded movies using state-of-the-art digital projection. Pam's talks were lively and informative; spoken completely without notes, and adapted for each individual organisation.

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