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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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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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.

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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 Reading.

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Graduate potter Hannah Tounsend wins British Ceramics Biennial FRESH 2015 award

Hannah Tounsend has won the FRESH 2015 award at the British Ceramics Biennial for her series of printed vessels inspired by the weatherworn surfaces of the British coastline.

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Get hands-on with clay in the UK: Where to try out pottery and ceramics

Fancy yourself a bit of a budding ceramicist? Or just think you'd like to get creative on a potter's wheel? We've chosen some of the best pottery courses classes and workshops in the UK where you can ......

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Sam Bakewell wins British Ceramics Biennial AWARD with "pseudo shaman's hut" full of mysterious objects

Sam Bakewell wins the British Ceramics Biennial Award for his beguiling ceramic installation Imagination Dead Imagine.

A photo of a mannequin in a huge blue dress within a darkened gallery space as part of the Art Textiles exhibition at the Whitworth in Manchester

Art_Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery: Buzzing with symbolism and struggle

From a quilt created by early 20th century Indian freedom fighter Surya Sen to the artists who perceived themselves as working in "craft ghettos" during the 1970s, Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at......

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Artist Faye Claridge to "disguise” Darby's Iron Bridge in Coalbrookdale with multicoloured rags

Marking the contribution of the women of the Darby family to the industrial revolution in Coalbrookdale, the famous Iron Bridge will be covered in hundreds of multi-coloured rags this weekend.

a photo of a copper plate and a plate fixed to a boards as part of a display by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial

Neil Brownsword gets Re-Apprenticed at the British Ceramics Biennial

The artisans of the factory floor are celebrated by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial as he re-apprentices himself to a flower maker, master engraver and painter.

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