Kensington Church Street in West London has long been an essential destination associated with the trade in fine antique pottery and porcelain, a tradition upheld since 2001 with the celebrated collective of dealers who exhibited each summer under the banner of Eight Days in June. To highlight this happy partnership between Kensington and antique ceramics, this summer Eight Days is to be renamed and relaunched as Kensington – The Heart of Ceramics.
Established dealers will be holding four shows between Tuesday June 27th and Saturday July 1st at various venues on and around Kensington Church Street. For the first time, Garry Atkins, Roderick Jellicoe and Simon Spero will be joined this year by Juno Antiques, who are celebrating ten years in business with a special anniversary selling exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue. Between the four dealers, as many as a thousand pieces of fine and rare ceramics will be available at prices to suit collectors at every level.
For the duration of Kensington – The Heart of Ceramics, Rod Jellicoe and Garry Atkins will be located at Stockspring Antiques 114 Kensington Church Street, W8 4BH. This is something of a homecoming for Garry and Rod as they both started dealing from this venue back in the late Eighties and early Nineties respectively. Specialist Garry Atkins will have a fine selection of early English pottery. Expert in fine 18th-century English porcelain, Roderick Jellicoe will be showing fine wares from all of the major manufactories.
Simon Spero will be showing selected pieces of rare early English porcelain at his gallery, situated at 3A Campden Street, off Kensington Church Street, W8 7EP.
Dealing in 18th-century pottery and porcelain, Juno Antiques will be holding their 10th Anniversary exhibition at the E & H Manners Gallery, 66C Kensington Church Street, W8 4BY.
The opening hours will be Tuesday June 27th 2 pm – 8 pm, Wed 28th – Sat July 1st 10 am – 5 pm.