June 6, 2012
An Afternoon with Delftware
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) announces a presentation on delft ceramics at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Participants will enjoy a free presentation focusing on a brief history of delft ceramics which will highlight pieces from the Osborne Homestead Museum. Mrs. Frances Osborne Kellogg owned and operated businesses locally and in Europe affording her the ability to collect a vast array of ceramics. Ceramics are items made from clay which is glazed or painted and then kiln fired to become hard and heat resistant. The Frances Osborne collection includes Derby, Chelsea, Bow Royal Copenhagen and Staffordshire pieces. This program will focus on her Delft items both blue and white and polychrome varieties. Families are welcome and registration is requested.
The Kellogg Environmental Center and the Osborne Homestead Museum, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, are facilities of the CT DEEP. The museum is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register please call (203) 734-2513.