Artist Talk featuring British artist Paul Scott at Shelburne Museum on June 7

SHELBURNE, Vermont (May 29, 2024)—Renowned British ceramicist Paul Scott is scheduled to speak at Shelburne Museum on June 7. Scott, whose work has been exhibited globally and is featured in a special exhibition at the museum, will discuss his artistic practice, which includes provocative reinterpretations of 19th-century transferware.

Confected, Borrowed & Blue: Transferware by Paul Scott features Scott’s work and is the first in a planned series of “interventions,” in which contemporary artists respond to Shelburne Museum’s outstanding collections. Plates, platters, and jugs created by Scott—including a special commission exploring the role of the sugar industry in the museum’s founding—are displayed alongside historical ceramics, sparking dialogue between past and present.

The talk is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m, Friday, June 7 at the Stiller Family Auditorium in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and is free with museum admission. Confected, Borrowed & Blue: Transferware by Paul Scott is on view through October 20.

On the day of the talk, the museum will remain open until 7:30 p.m., allowing attendees time to visit the exhibition after the talk.

Image caption: Paul Scott, Sampler Jug No. 10, Shelburne & Sugar (detail), from “Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery” series, 2024. Transfer print collage on pearlware with platinum lustre, 15 x 14 x 11 3/4 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, museum purchase, commissioned from the artist with a generous gift of Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.

High-resolution images from the exhibition Confected, Borrowed & Blue: Transferware by Paul Scott are available HERE.

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Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit