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Find out how different civilisations influenced British design, decorative arts and the everyday ceramics that entered the domestic sphere in the 19th century. The impact of Japanese, Islamic and Eastern art and design will be explored as they became fashionable motifs used to decorate vases, tiles, cups, plates and furniture and how these designs were tailored for a Western market. At Jackfield Tile Museum see tiles decorated with magnificent designs showing Anglo-Persian, Aesthetic and Chinese influences, whilst at Coalport China Museum you will be amazed by spectacular pieces along with day to day tableware that was made for the middle classes adorned with oriental scenes, Indian trees and Chinese dragons. From 21 March – 21 December visit the School of Taste exhibition at the Coalbrookdale Gallery and find how different civilisations inspired the artists who were trained in the Coalbrookdale School Of Art along with the wider role that the School of Art had on educating the artists who worked in the different factories in the Ironbridge Gorge. See for opening times and all details

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Coalport China Museum

High Street Coalport, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7HZ England

01952 884391

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