Surrounding the tables within The Coffee House is a truly remarkable collection of historic porcelain and ceramic ware from Derbyshire. The collection has been recently rearranged to explore stories and themes requested by our visitors. Together the cases show the development of porcelain vessels in Derbyshire from the 17th century onwards.
What can I see?
Look out for eleven contemporary interventions including a delicate porcelain vessel by Angela Verdon, intriguing porcelain casts of her body by Jayne Falconer and stunning ceramic beetles by Anna Collette Hunt.
What can I do?
There are other places that you can see porcelain and ceramics in Derby. Why not visit Pickford's House to see the table laid with porcelain in the Dining Room or The Silk Mill to see the models used to make Derby porcelain figures curated by contemporary artist, Paul Matosic.
Porcelain making continues today at Royal Crown Derby. Visit their Museum and Visitor Centre to find out more.