Shades of Blue: the enduring appeal of blue and white ceramics

Shades of Blue: the enduring appeal of blue and white ceramics
Blue and white kendi, Vietnam C16 (image courtesy of John Yu)


For our final event of the year, the NSW CSG committee invites you to join our expert presenters, Jackie Menzies and John Yu as they take us on a journey to learn more about the origins and the enduring popularity of blue and white ceramics. Jackie will investigate the use of cobalt on early Chinese blue and white wares. John will examine the central role of blue and white ceramics, which were produced both locally and for the export markets of Southeast Asia and Europe, highlighting the important role they played in trade exchanges.

We encourage you to come dressed in blue and white and to bring your blue and white pieces for discussion.

When: Tuesday, 22 October 2019   6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Elwyn Lynn Conference Centre, Block G, level 1, UNSW Art & Design (COFA), Albion Ave, Paddington

Cost: TAASA members $20, non-members $30  Refreshments provided 

RSVP to Margaret White ( by October 18 if you are bringing an example of blue and white ceramics

How to Book: Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds. Book via email to Chris Manning ( or call Chris on 0412 686 025.

How to Pay
1.  By Direct Debit (“your name, CSG blue" as reference)
BSB: 012 003     Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name:   The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website - see booking button on top right of this page


Caption for photos of plates: English Delftware using cobalt mid C17 (images courtesy of John Yu)


Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm