Speaker: Leslie B. Grigsby
Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum,
Winterthur is the premium museum of American
decorative arts, reflecting early American and the du Pont family’s life.
Leslie joined Winterthur as its Curator of Ceramics and Glass in 1999 and is
responsible for the Museum’s 20,000+ objects in those media. She spent the 1980s as Assistant Curator of
Ceramics and Glass at Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia, and afterwards spent
a decade writing books on 17th- and 18th-century English earthenware and
stoneware. Her major publications
include The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware (in 2
vols.), English Pottery 1650-1800: The Henry H. Weldon Collection and English
Slip-Decorated Earthenware at Williamsburg.
Leslie’s catalogue of ceramics at the Chipstone Foundation is available
as an online database at that museum’s website.
Since joining Winterthur, as well as displays in the 175 house rooms and Ceramics &
Glass Gallery at Winterthur, Leslie has curated exhibitions on English slipware
and delftware, and hosted the Drambuie Museum’s exhibition on Bonnie Prince
Charlie and Jacobite glass. Her other exhibitions have focused on objects and traditions relating to alcoholic
beverages, tea and coffee.
She has developed a significant knowledge and understanding of ceramic design.
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