Ceramics

From Josiah Wedgwood to Grayson Perry, Britain has a great tradition of ceramics. Keep up to date with this ever developing tradition with Culture24 news, exhibition reviews, event listings, web reviews and more from UK museums, galleries and collections.

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Edmund De Waal aims to be "skying like Constable" at Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary has revealed details of its latest Sunley Gallery commission, which will see Edmund De Waal tackle the gallery's stunning North Sea vista.

Nao Matsunaga installation from the British Ceramics Biennial AWARD exhibition 2013.

British Ceramics Biennial announces winners of AWARD and FRESH

Nao Matsunaga and Sarah Worgan have been announced as the winners of the British Ceramics Biennial's regular prizes, AWARD and FRESH at an awards ceremony in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British ceramics.

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The Guild at 51: The Arts and Crafts thrive at Cheltenham's new art gallery, The Wilson

Mary Greensted, former curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and Chair of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen reflects on the opening of The Wilson and the Guild's new shop, The Guild at 51.

Lisa Marie Svensk, Vailisa The Beautiful. Part of Fresh at BCB.

British Ceramics Biennial showcases some of the best of British craft

The third British Ceramics Biennial offers the chance to see what's new on the contemporary ceramics scene and admire the glory of Stoke-on-Trent's Spode factory.

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Artist's Statement: Richard Notkin on fighting for humanity's future in the studio

Since the 1960s, Richard Notkin has been known for his powerful stonework. His art, he says, "adds to the universal protest against the insanities born of greed".

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Artist's Statement: Keiko Masumoto, the Toshiba Ceramics Resident at the V&A

Ahead of her appearance at the International Ceramics Festival, the acclaimed young artist tells us why she loves watching the public get their hands on clay.

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Jitka Palmer on Dylan Thomas at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth

Ahead of her live attempt to create a bust of poet Dylan Thomas at this weekend's Ceramics Festival, Jitka Palmer tells us about her affinity for the strong-faced poet.

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Artist's Statement: Stephen Dixon on his work at the International Ceramics Festival

In the first of our series of interviews with artists taking part in this weekend's International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Stephen Dixon reflects on his pursuit of narrative.

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Potters united by magical Moon Jars in mythological Korean Cultural Centre exhibition

Four British and one Korean potter present a powerful set of spheres - known as Moon Jars and dating back 130 years - in a quietly uplifting display in London.

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Sculptor Nicholas Rena and weaver Stella Benjamin in Harmony of the Year in Cambridge

Striking ceramics and colourful textile weaving from a pair of internationally acclaimed artists in a new exhibition at Cambridge's Lynne Strover Gallery.

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Hidden Heritage: Mrs Stirling, Old Battersea House and the De Morgan Collection

An exhibition at the De Morgan Collection brings its guidng light - the inimitable Mrs Stirling, a remarkable Battersea resident, author and collector of Victorian art - to light.

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Julian Stair, Quietus: The Vessel, Death and the Human Body at National Museum Cardiff

The dextrous potter and writer explores the age-old relationship between pottery and human burial rituals in a Cardiff display of beautiful vessels.

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The Leach Pottery reveals its east-meets-west ethos in Shigeyoshi Ichino Memorial Exhibition

One of the later Japanese potters to work at the Leach is celebrated with a show celebrating the East-West flow of ideas began by Bernard Leach during the early 20th century.

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Ambitious York Art Gallery project gets £3.5m funding boost from Lottery

The £8 million development of York Art Gallery as a centre for studio ceramics has been given a boost by a £3.5 million grant from National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Last call for entries as London 2012 Olympic Torch designer joins Jerwood Makers panel

The third year of the prize for emerging applied artists announces Olympic Torch craftsman Edward Barber in a trio of judged for the set of five £7,500 commissions.

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