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TRANSFERWARE WORLDWIDE LECTURE SERIES - The British Buzz: The Relevance of Beekeeping to 19th century British Ceramic Design

The British Buzz: The Relevance of Beekeeping to 19th century British Ceramic Design

Title: The British Buzz: The Relevance of Beekeeping to 19th century British Ceramic Design
Lecturer:  Leslie Lambour Bouterie, Independent Scholar, Visiting Curator of Ceramics at James Madison’s Montpelier and Visiting Scholar for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Description: Leslie Lambour Bouterie, an independent scholar specializing in British ceramics and transferware production, also serves as a beekeeper at two historic presidential sites in central Virginia: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Highland. At the 2016 TCC Annual Meeting, Leslie shared her dual passions for transferware and beekeeping in a presentation exploring the history and importance of beekeeping in the 18th and19th centuries and its strong influence on transferware production. Building upon this initial contextual research, she will share additional information and visually rich images focusing on bee and beekeeping motifs which were used as pattern elements, maker’s marks, and as visual metaphors to teach moral lessons. Throughout the 1800’s, the “buzz” continued, as bee motifs enjoyed enduring popularity among British and American consumers.

Leslie Lambour BouterieOur Speaker: Leslie Lambour Bouterie, Independent Scholar, Visiting Curator of Ceramics at James Madison’s Montpelier and Visiting Scholar for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.