Ceramics and Craft

Keep up to date with craft news and exhibition reviews from UK museums and galleries and explore the latest listings, websites and resources highlighting Britain's great craft collections and practitioners.

A photo of a historic blue jug smashed into lots of little pieces

Museum staff offer special tour to mystery boy who accidentally smashed 221-year-old jug

Staff at Christchurch Museum, in Ipswich, want a four or five-year-old boy to see the restoration of the jug he was upset to have accidentally smashed last summer.

a photo of a rust-coloured spherical object with a hole in its centre and imprints of shells on its outer surface

Ten countries, ten ceramicists: The International Ceramics Festival 2015

As Aberystwyth's International Ceramics Festival prepares to open its doors on a weekend of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, firings and stalls, we look at the work and ideas of ten very different international ceramicists taking part.

a photo of a woven tapestry which features two people and the mythical unicorn; a horse with a large horn on its head. There are also two people in front of the tapestry dressed in old fashioned clothes from the period.

James V's lost tapestries restored after largest UK weaving project in 100 years is completed

An Historic Scotland commissioned restoration of a set of tapestries as part of a larger proposal to renovate the palace of James V has been unveiled at Stirling Castle.

a circular blue tinged painting of mountains at night

From New York to Jingdezhen: The evolution of Chinese ceramics across the globe

Chinese ceramics have a constantly evolving position within the wider contemporary arts scene and have moved away from their original craft status, says Jared Fitzgerald ahead of Masterpiece London......

a photo of a small bunch of purple flowers

Five Florists, Five Designs: Celebrating British Flowers Week with the Garden Museum

With British Flowers Week in full swing at Covent Garden Flower Market the Garden Museum is highlighting the work of five of Britain's top floral artists. Meet them and their flowers here.

An image of a heavily adorned woman.

British people prefer booze over art, Affordable Art Fair finds

As the Affordable Art Fair attempts persuade people to invest in something more lasting than beer and shoes a new study finds that we spend barely any money on original art.

a photograph of a hand embroidering an image of a medieval pope

A Magna Carta for the common(s) people: Cornelia Parker's Wikipedia Embroidery unveiled at British Library

Cornelia Parker’s major embroidery installation of Magna Carta is about to go on display at the British Library - here's a sneak preview.

a photo of a car door with flower motifs across it

Ten makers you need to know about: COLLECT 2015 International Art Fair

We select ten makers to watch out for as the Craft Council's International Art Fair, COLLECT 2015, gets ready to open at the Saatchi Gallery

Colouor photo of an artificial rock with gems

Good things come to those who wait: time-consuming crafts at Apricot Gallery in East London

A new group show, including Blair Cahill, Cheryl Papasian, Necole Schmitz and Alex J Wood, explores the role of craft techniques within contemporary art.

a mosaic picture of several different ceramic pots and other works of art

The power of pots: Jack Doherty on ceramics as fine art ahead of Ceramic Art London

Ceramic artist and founder of Ceramic Art London, Jack Doherty, makes the case for ceramics as a fine art ahead of this weekend's fair at the Royal College of Art.

a photo of a large pot with flower decoration

Ten ceramicists you need to know about: Ceramic Art London 2015

Ahead of this weekend's Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of Art we select ten ceramic artists you should watch out for.

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