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Hot Art: Pottery from Across the Pond

This mid-19th-century stoneware charger is among the many examples of British pottery now on display at the Gardiner Museum

MAY 31 TO SEPTEMBER 16 England is on many a mind this year, what with Queen Elizabeth II’s recent diamond jubilee celebrations and the forthcoming summer games in London. Clearly
it’s a good time to consider Britain’s myriad contributions to Western culture. One such touchstone, a centuries-old ceramics industry, is currently showcased at the Gardiner Museum; its Rule Britannia exhibition looks at the 400-year evolution of the United Kingdom’s world-famous pottery and porcelain, and how its products—from decorative chargers to commemorative plates and teacups—have informed tastes across the Commonwealth.

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