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 !  -last in the series, from Cardiff, went out on BBC4 13th May
Watch out for the extended 45minute editions of all 8 programmes, planned for later in the year  -and for an entirely new way of scoring...

The International Ceramics Festival, 3rd-5th July 2015
As its new Honorary President, I may see some of you in Aberystwyth? 
See the ICF web site:

CoCA  - York's new Centre of Ceramic Art... ... opening 1st August, 2015 after a massive re-furb of York's Art Gallery (site of my 2003 'Celebrating Ceramics' exhibition).  I've recorded the new audio guides for pots and paintings.

 - For the remaining transmission dates of the current  series, click here.  And recordings for the series to be screened later in the year are already under way.

The first Ceramics Tour to China with Martin Randall Travel (April 2015)
- concluded with a flourish, a visit to the National Palace Museum, Taipei (Taiwan), the world's greatest collection of Imperial Chinese  ceramics.   We aim to run another Ceramics tour with MRT in 2017, if not before.  If you want to register your interest now (the latest sold out very quickly) then contact MRT:; see also Gallery

And watch this page for info about my forthcoming 2016 Baltic Capitals Tour...
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and beyond: Castles, Art Galleries, Museums and beautiful cities...