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Throughout the 19th and on into the 20th century the factory produced a wealth of innovative designs in a wide variety of different styles and techniques from Renaissance to Gothic Revivalism to Art Nouveau and commissioned some of the leading artists, sculptors and designers of the day to work for them.

Phillips’ exhibition affords a rare opportunity to see the full extent of this range and diversity until August 21. Their display of 150 examples of Minton ceramics spans the period between the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the Festival of Britain a century later and has all come from the archives of the Minton Museum in Stoke-on-Trent. Moreover, some of the pieces here have never actually been on public display. Alongside pieces like this impressive floor vase, pictured right, painted by Aaron Green c.1870 to imitate cloisonné enamel, are pieces of pâte sur pâte, Secessionist ware in Art Nouveau toned glazes, and 1950s utilitarian ware. There are also some of the factory’s designs by such famous names as Dr Christopher Dresser and A.W.N. Pugin.

Further details on 0207 629 6602.