Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics at Victoria and Albert Museum

Plate, transfer-printed in enamel, 'Border' designed by Robert Dawson. Made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Stoke-on-Trent, 2005. All rights reserved to Victoria and Albert Museum.

Blue-and-white printed ceramics is a pronounced British phenomenon with continued appeal for potters, artists and consumers. At its very best ceramic printing in blue results in a high-quality, technically precise and aesthetically pleasing decoration, enabling a rapid design response to society and culture.

This display features the wide variety of designs and decoration used in blue-and-white printed ceramics in Britain from the 1750s to present day, in both industrial and art production, demonstrating how these objects reflect British society, culture and interpret the wider world.

The display has been generously supported by The Headley Trust and includes loans from The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, The Spode Museum Trust, The Wedgwood Museum and private collections.

The dates for this display runs from 31 January 2015 - 3 January 2016.