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

The International Ceramics Festival, 3rd-5th July 2015
last chance for tickets!

As its Honorary President, I hope to 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 commentaries for the inaugural audio guides (pots and paintings).

- please join our campaign to mount an exhibition on the 19thC mothers forced to leave their babies..  

 - 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.