Ever wondered whether granny’s favourite ornament has historic or monetary significance?
Now is the time to raid your attics, polish your porcelain and dust down your Doulton for an afternoon of all things potty with Antiques Roadshow’s Henry Sandon.
Finding old pottery in his garden as a boy sparked the passion that has ruled Henry’s life.
As a regular expert on the long-running BBC show, Henry’s boyish enthusiasm still shines through and his “Potaholic” show at the Centre on Tuesday, April 25 promises to be fun.
Henry is an acknowledged world authority on Worcester and other porcelains.
He has dug for pieces of pot as an archaeologist and was curator of the Worcester Museum for many years.
Expect a wonderfully witty afternoon packed with anecdotes and illustrations of favourite finds and funny moments
This great love for ceramics has given him a deep knowledge of pottery from across all periods and countries.
So expect a wonderfully witty afternoon packed with anecdotes and illustrations of favourite finds and funny moments – perhaps even including his affection for the famous Northampton 1990 Roadshow slipware find – Ozzie the Owl!
As part of the show Henry will also talk about a few interesting locally owned pieces of pottery – as long as members of the audience bring some in for him to look at!
Ticket holders are invited to come along to the Centre from 1pm with their most interesting piece of porcelain, china, pottery or ceramic, and on a first come first served basis, Henry will meet them, have a quick chat and give a value estimate. Please only bring one item, or matching set, per person. Some pieces are then likely to find themselves incorporated into the second half of Henry’s show which starts at 2pm.
Tickets for the show are £12.50 or £11 concessions from the South Holland Centre box office on 01775 764777 or www.southhollandcentre.co.uk