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  • Suzanne Berry, spoon from her Twig and Pea Pod series. Photo: Jerry Lampson

5 UK craft exhibitions to see in January/February 2019

From Japanese pottery in St Ives to theatre design in London.

Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill

Following the restoration of Horace Walpole’s Gothic revival mansion in London, some of his collection of ceramics, miniatures, antiquities and paintings have been reassembled inside the house for an exhibition.
Until 24 February
www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/losttreasures

Leonard Limousin's Hunting Horn, 1538 on loan to Strawberry Hill

Metalsmiths

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is presenting the works of metalmakers who are currently working at the forefront of the contemporary metalsmithing business, demonstrating the breadth of their techniques.
Until 2 February
www.craftanddesign.com/events/metalsmiths

Anna Whitehouse

Last year, Yorkshire ceramist Anna Whitehouse spent 100 consecutive days creating 100 different bottles, resulting in an assemblage of white clay vessels that are now on show at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.
Until 20 April
www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk/anna-whitehouse-ceramic-showcase 

Anna Whitehouse, 100 Bottles, 2018

Shoji Hamada

A reminder of the critical relationship between Shoji Hamada and Bernand Leach arrives at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, marking 40 years since the Japanese potter’s passing.
Until 24 February
www.leachpottery.com/shoji-hamada-exhibition

Playing with Scale

An illuminating look into the world of theatre design is currently on show at London’s National Theatre, featuring models from five productions designed for the Olivier stage between 1977 and 2018. 
Until 23 March
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/exhibitions/playing-with-scale

For more exhibition previews, pick up our January / February issue – out now.

Scene from the National Theatre's 2012 Production of Antigone, designed by by Soutra Gilmour

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