Join CVC Visiting Research Fellow Dr Abbas Akbari to discover the underpinning ideas behind and philosophies of ceramic art. Learn about how contemporary art practice is informed by tradition, and the ways in which the materials used in ceramic production (and, specifically, the production of lusterware) inform our aesthetic perception of them.

This one-hour session consists of a talk by Dr Akbari and an object handling session.


Abbas Akbari is a multi-award winning Iranian ceramicist, based at the University of Kashan, and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Akbari’s particular practice-based research has involved the consultation of historical recipes to rediscover the technique of decorating in lustre, an overglaze technique using metallic oxides that give the finished product a distinctive sheen.


This seminar takes place in the Friends Room of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Please come to the Courtyard (South) entrance of the museum, where you will be met and guided to the room.