Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford
May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For fifty years Eleanor Coade (1733-1821) ran an artificial stone manufactory in Lambeth. Its decorative artificial stone wares transformed the possibilities for architecture in Britain and brought decorative sculpture within reach for almost everyone. It was used in almost every context, including for funerary memorials across the land. This talk will consider Eleanor Coade’s life and contribution, the material’s composition and making process, some examples of the firm’s work and how to spot them. It will also dispel some enduring myths about Eleanor Coade and her stone.
Caroline Stanford is Historian for the Landmark Trust.. She worked on the restoration of Coade’s seaside villa, Belmont in Lyme Regis, and is currently researching for a DPhil on Fired Artificial Stone 1650-1850.
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