Lucie Rie. A book by Isabella Smith

A new book on Lucie Rie’s life is explored through her extraordinary work by Isabella Smith – this new title has been just published by Eiderdown Books as part of their Modern Women Artists series of collectable books. A rich and detailed journey into Lucie Rie's life. Often regarded as the Godmother of modern ceramics,... Continue Reading →

Raku. Raku. Raku.

I was so upset at the end of May, when I had a few days spare in my hands and trotted full of excitement to the Annely Juda Art Gallery on the back of Oxford Street. It was closed because of the Jubilee Bank Holiday and I forgot to check their opening hours. Well never mind.... Continue Reading →

Richard Batterham

And yes … in a gorgeous corner of the ceramic department at the Victoria and Albert Museum … there is a bit of story from this amazing inspiring master potter. Until 26 of September 2022. Richard Batterham was one of the most revered potters of his time. This display examines his exploration of form and... Continue Reading →

In-Between: An Exhibition at Flow Gallery

A solo show by Swedish Ceramic Artist Kina Björklund. Historical references abound in the work of Kina; decoration found in 18th-century ceramics, old lace, antique brooches, and old ironmongery. Kina uses these "tools" to stamp her plates and bowls. They provide intricate patterns. She uses terracotta clay and white transparent glazes, which look like icing... Continue Reading →

The Estorick Gallery, reopening

Italian Threads has been extended to 20 June 2021. The Estorick Collection is reopening to the public on 19 May 2021. With the reopening of the Gallery, the exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 has been extended to 20 June, to allow time for those of you who missed it last year to see it before... Continue Reading →

Interbeing: where sound and ceramic unfold together

Interbeing is the culmination of several months of research, an exploration of collaborative ceramics and sound art in both the United Kingdom and China. Artists and Curators Kay Aplin and Joseph Young have been working on projects together for several years now. Interbeing looks into the possibilities of making work connecting two very distinct cultures... Continue Reading →

Meditation in Material

Bridget Harvey - Drift, 2020 A very inspirational opportunity during Collect 2021 Craft Fair was attending the talk on Sustainability and Materiality moderated by Varuna Kollanethu, Director of Ruup & Form. A series of conversation exploring the meditative creative process between artists, makers and designers for the exhibition “Meditation in Material” curated for Collect International. Considering... Continue Reading →

Pastels. A French touch in Dubai

The works of young French artist & ceramist Héloïse Bariol From 29 March to 29 April, Comptoir 102 will showcase the works of young French artist & ceramist Héloïse Bariol. Comptoir 102, the UAE’s popular lifestyle concept store that has been acclaimed by many international guides and magazines, is back this year for another edition of the... Continue Reading →

A Coffee & a Donut with Pia Chevalier

I receive newsletters and media releases every day, my inbox is a pandora box ... an explosion of information and while I am searching for relevant news and interesting topics to explore and to share, I came across this French ceramicist and her work: Pia Chevalier . A delightful rainbow feast for the eyes. Cup... Continue Reading →

1000 Vases – A touring exhibition

A touring exhibition representing 1000 vases from over 35 countries. Next stop Milan, September 2021. 1000 VASES is an exhibition that shines a light on unique pieces made by independent designers from over 35 countries. Its goal is to bring together and present a large number of vases without artifice, by allowing the quantity and diversity... Continue Reading →

Collect 2021 in full swing

Just attended the press view of Collect 2021, the International art fair for contemporary craft and design. This year because of the global pandemic, COLLECT the amazing event in the craft, maker, and the ceramic world is restricted online, with the benefit that people outside London and the UK can experience it. So, me too... Continue Reading →

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