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Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

Fruit Bowl, Richard Slee, 1982. Crafts Council Collection (P313). Photo: Relic Imaging Ltd.

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery tells the story of studio ceramics in Britain from the 1920s to the present through the evolution of the vessel form

The antiquity of the vessel, the familiarity of its shapes and forms, has for more than a century provided British potters with a ready-made language, to be invoked, emulated, but also distanced, transformed, and renewed. The exhibition traces the major typologies that have defined studio ceramics since the early twentieth century. While varied, diverse, and original in their individual conception, the ceramic works assembled nevertheless share a common vocabulary. Works have been selected from distinguished private collections as well as the great public collections of museums in the UK.

This exhibition includes four objects from the Crafts Council Collection:

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