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.

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.

a photo of a green pot with corners and yellow top.

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.

A photo of colourful balls of knitwear

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.

a photo of a bear's skull made out of felt

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.

A photo of a female artist standing in a gallery full of her colourful paintings in plymouth

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.

a photo of a beautiful earthenware pot with a swirling pattern

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.

a photo of a black pot with a floral decoration

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.

a photo of a teapot with an eighteenth century decoration

Pot of the Week: Mrs Thrale's Meissen China teapot from Dr Johnson's House

A Meissen China teapot once owned by Mrs Hester Thrale - a good friend of Dr Johnson - is our Pot of the Week.

a photo of round jug with handle and brim with a sun motif on its side

Pot of the Week: A Barnstaple ware harvest jug from the Museum of English Rural Life

We launch our new weekly series celebrating the amazing ceramics in museums across the UK with this first Pot of the Week: A nineteenth century Harvest Jug from the Museum of English Rural Life in......

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