Consultancy: Art & Antiques

- Pots of Value: Communication through the Arts

left: Chinese vase sold for £634,400 in December 2014 at Toovey's auction house, West Sussex.  It bears four panels inscribed with texts by the Qianlong emperor (r.1736-1795) in archaic, formal, seal and cursive scripts.  From a group of related pieces including a sedan chair vase in the Percival David Collection (British Museum), featured in my BBC film China in Six Easy Pieces (2013)


  • Corporate Happenings
  • After-Dinner Talks 
  • Hosting, Presenting, Interviews
  • Motivational Events

          left  auctioning Kate Winslet's dress
          at Cardboard Citizen's charity event
          at Christchurch, Spitalfields, 2011

TV, Radio and Film

  • presenting / devising programmes
  • historical advisor
  • voice-over

Talks and Lectures

International speaking events

  • to Societies (NADFAS, National Trust, Heritage groups)
  • Universities (keynote speeches UK, USA, Scandinavia)
  • Corporate, Chambers of Commerce (UK, China)
  • Cruise Companies [see also Cultural Tours)

left   LT lecturing in Brisbane (2013 ADFAS tour of Australia)

Cultural Tours partnership with specialist travel agents, creating and guiding trips to:

  • China
  • London and the United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia

Curatorship & Exhibitions

  • Devising
  • Creating
  • Cataloguing
  • ...and promoting Exhibitions

QUIZEUM !  Every Wednesday at 8.30pm  on BBC Four, April-May 2015

plus our Object of the Week on The Quizeum web/blog page:


The International Ceramics Festival, July 2015

I'm delighted to have been elected Honorary President of this wonderful event, held once every other year in Aberystwyth.  See the ICF new web site:

CoCA  - York

Watch this space for news of York's new Centre of Ceramic Art -opening later this year after a massive re-furb of York Art Gallery (site of my 2003 'Celebrating Ceramics' exhibition).  We've just recorded the audio guide commentaries.

 - For all  transmission dates of the current  series, click here

SOLD OUT! My Ceramics trip to China with Martin Randall Travel, April 2015
(Shanghai / Jingdezhen / Hangzhou / Taipei (Taiwan) National Palace Museum)

But plans are already afoot for the next trip for China/china lovers...