Ceramics and Craft

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

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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 artistic sage, says Chelsea Garner-Ferris.

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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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Black Sheep: Artists explore The Darker Side of Felt at Forty Hall

Forty Hall opens its exhibition programme for 2016 with an exploration of the edgier side of one of the most ancient constructed textiles - felt.

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Artist's Statement: Dr Emma Neuberg, the founder of Slow Textiles, on pushing the boundaries of textiles

As her new show at Plymouth College of Art opens, the leading textile artist says the medium has an important play to role in fine art - inspired by Tate Modern's Sonia Delaunay exhibition.

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Potter's Choice: 13 beautiful ceramics chosen by The Leach Pottery

Feast your eyes on a beautiful selection of pots from the Leach Pottery, including sagger fired stoneware by John Leach and Japanese stoneware by Shinsaku Hamada and his son Tomoo.

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Pot of the Week: The Bell Ringer's Jug of St Giles Church, Newcastle-under-Lyme

There's a strong sense of social history in our Pot of the Week - a bell ringer's jug, which in 1825 helped local bell ringers drink 150 litres of beer at the Mayor’s expense.

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