15.00 – 17.00
Examples of the highly collectable Della Robbia pottery, founded by Harold Rathbone in 1894, will return to where they were originally produced. With their distinctive bright coloured glazes the pieces now fetch hundreds of pounds in auctions but its likely much of the collection remains in Wirral, maybe undiscovered in attics. Historian and renound authority on Della Robbia Peter Hyland is soon to publish the definitive history of the pottery and will bring samples of his prized collection to the Rathbone Studio Gallery that stands on the site of the workshop of the original pottery in Argyle Street.
Peter will be hosting an open day studio and will answer quires regarding any Della Robbia pieces that the public are lucky to own.