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“Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire” by Graeme Cruickshank

Graeme Cruickshank illuminates the far flung reach of Scottish potteries in the early modern period.

Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSAScot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate. Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target. The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal.

Recorded on 10 February 2020 by Mallard Productions Ltd.

Recording gratefully funded by Sir Angus Grossart QC OBE DL LLD DLitt FRSE FSAScot