William Cookworthy: Pioneer of Porcelain

The exhibition aims to tell the story of the man behind the porcelain legend. Kingsbridge-born William Cookworthy (1705-1780) found china clay deposits in Cornwall which he used to manufacture the UK’s first true hard paste porcelain, setting up the first factory in England to make it in Plymouth in 1768. The exhibition will highlight Cookworthy’s links with the local area, his Quaker faith and showcase objects from the factory. This brand new exhibition has been developed by the Cookworthy Museum in partnership with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, which is currently closed for the major redevelopment of the Plymouth History Centre.

Suitable for
Any age

Admission
Adults £3, Concessions £2.50, Children under 16 FREE. This includes entry to the rest of the museum.


Source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/sw000027?id=EVENT570616


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