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Jerwood Encounters

Grantchester Pottery curates a show of textiles, ceramics, paintings and sculpture at Jerwood Space

The exhibition brings together work by 10 artists framed by an adaptable stage set designed by the Grantchester Pottery, a collaboration founded in 2011 between Giles Round and Phil Root. The Pottery takes its inspiration from Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops - an early 20th century decorative arts studio that produced ceramics, textiles, wallpaper and painted furniture – and aims, in its own words ‘to substitute, wherever possible the directly expressive quality of the artist’s handling for the deadness of mechanical reproduction’. The Jerwood show includes work across many disciplines as well as three large murals painted directly onto the gallery walls.

Jerwood Encounters: The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage is at Jerwood Space, London from 16 January to 22 February



The Grantchester Pottery, Wallpaper, 2014, screen printed wallpaper, dimensions variable. Installation view: The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014. Photography: Paul Allitt.