Ceramics and Craft

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A photo of a vase from northumberland with blue and gold decorations

Public appeal launched to keep 18th century china and huge vase in museum collection

Some of the most striking china ever produced in Britain could be lost from public collections if a fundraising bid fails, organisers at the Coalport China Museum are warning.

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Ceramic Art York 2016: Ten British studio ceramicists to watch out for

Here's ten studio potters to look out for at Ceramic Art York, the three day selling fair on September 9 and 10 featuring some of the most talented makers of British studio ceramics working today.

Edmund de Waal White Road book cover

Competition: Win a signed copy of Edmund de Waal's the White Road

To mark the paperback publication of Edmund de Waals' poetic paean to the power of porcelain, The White Road, we have signed copies to give away.

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Shaped from the Earth: Sheffield Ceramics to take centre stage at Millennium Gallery

The wealth and variety of handmade ceramics produced in Sheffield today will be celebrated at the Millennium Gallery this summer in a show curated by local potter Penny Withers.

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Ceramic Art London 2016: Four potters to check out at this year's fair

As Ceramic Art London prepares to introduce the public to over 80 talents in contemporary studio ceramics we take look at four studio potters exhibiting for the first time this year.

A photo of the ancient Healing of the Lame Man tapestry at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

Curator's Choice: A hidden section of a 17th century tapestry cartoon found in a seam at Chatsworth House

Hidden panels of the earliest examples of the English tapestry industry, based on Raphael's cartoons, have been found at Chatsworth House. Textile technician Amy Secker tells us more.

El Anatsui review: From Nigeria to London, celebrated artist brings complex creations to October Gallery

Ghanain master alchemist El Anatsui counts tropical woods and railway sleepers among his materials. His new exhibition, at London’s October Gallery, is a rare opportunity to see works by this......

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Alison Britton: Content and Form traces 40 years of maverick ceramics at the V&A

The V&A presents a survey of work by the influential British potter Alison Britton, spanning her career over the last 40 years and featuring more than 60 pieces.

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Artist's Statement: Becky Dodman on psychedelic contemporary knitting and the 90s dance and rave scene

With an interest in the transition from the old to the new, artist Becky Dodman's Metamorphosis project creates knitwear reflecting British neo-paganism and ritualistic ceremonies.

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