Ceramics and Craft

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Mark Hearld in the Lumber Room

York Art Gallery review: Yorkshire charm, reactionary pieces and breathtaking art

Ahead of its opening on Saturday, Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at York Art Gallery - featuring a ceramics collection at the centre of its £8 million refurbishment.

A photo of a young girl with her back to the camera sitting on a wall in a Chinese city

Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now "makes you believe in the human spirit" at the Whitworth

Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.

a painting of an attic room with a camp bed nautical paraphernalia, cacti and shipping trunks

Fry Art Gallery explores art, decor and houses of the Great Bardfield Artists

The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden is capturing the spirit of the Great Bardfield artists' houses with an exhibition exploring the domestic interior of Edward Bawden and his circle.

a photo of a woman seated behind a loom with thread on it

Back to the loom: Weaver Jenny KilBride on Ditchling and the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic

As Jenny KilBride MBE steps down as Trustee of Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, she talks to Culture24 about her life as a weaver, the transformation of the museum and Eric Gill's Guild in......

a photo of a blue patterned plate with flower motifs on it

Ten precious objects from the Wedgwood Collection

Nine precious ceramic pieces and one painting from the revitalised Wedgwood Museum as it opens at the World of Wedgwood - part of the £34 million redevelopment of the Wedgwood Estate in......

a photo of a group of pots and ceramic artworks and tiles

York's spectacular new Centre of Ceramic Art prepares to tell story of British studio pottery

As York Art Gallery prepares to launch its ground-breaking new Centre of Ceramic Art on August 1, Culture24 talks to curator Helen Walsh about showcasing one of the largest and most important ceramic ......

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......

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.

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