Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal – 10 Nov 2016 to 26 Feb 2017
Discover the story of how Jewish ceramicists transformed British studio pottery and influenced successive generations of ceramic artists.¬†In the mid 20th century Jewish √©migr√© ceramicists revolutionised British studio pottery, importing modernist ideas from central Europe and creating work that was sleek, sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Ruth Duckworth and Grete Marks produced simple and imaginative designs that were avant-garde for their time.
Janet Haig,¬†Grete Marks,¬†Lucie Rie,¬†Antonia Salmon,¬†Ray Silverman,¬†Jenny Stolzenberg,¬†Dan Arbeid,¬†David Breuer-Weil,¬†David Cohen,¬†Hans Coper,¬†Edmund de Waal,¬†Ruth Duckworth,¬†David Jones.
- Venue: Jewish Museum, The
- Address: 129-131 Albert Street, London, England, NW1 7NB .
- Telephone: +44(0)207 2847384
- Open: daily 10am – 5pm (Fridays 10am – 2pm)
- Dates: 10 Nov 2016 to: 26 Feb 2017
Discover more about the exhibition with¬†our programme of talks, workshops and¬†live pottery demonstrations.
Talks, Workshops and¬†Late Opening Days:
Curator‚Äôs Talks: ¬†Wednesday 16 November, 14 December 2016,¬†18 January and 15 February 2017, 2 ‚Äď 2.30pm -¬†Discover more about the themes, stories and¬†objects in the exhibition with the curator. -¬†Free with museum entry
Ray Silverman in Conversation:¬†Wednesday 7 December 2016, 6.30 ‚Äď 7.30pm.¬†Ray Silverman talks about his life in ceramics,¬†including learning from Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. -¬†Free with museum entry
Ceramics Workshop for Beginners: ¬†Sunday 29 January 2017, 11am ‚Äď 4pm -¬†Learn how to throw and use the wheel to make¬†a pot. Your pot will be fired and returned to¬†the museum for you to collect. The teacher of¬†the class is Nam Tran, one of our Potters-in-¬†Residence. He is a Raku specialist and his work¬†has appeared in a number of exhibitions.¬†¬£40
Late Opening:¬†Thursday 2 February 2017, 6 ‚Äď 9pm -¬†Unwind with a drink and explore the museum¬†after hours in this event programmed by¬†students from UCL‚Äôs MA in Museum Studies.¬†Enjoy live music, clay workshops, fun activities¬†and more.¬†¬£10/¬£5 for students
Live Pottery:¬†Watch ceramicists working live at a¬†potter‚Äôs wheel in the exhibition.¬†Free with museum entry
Artist Demonstrations:¬†Ceramicists featured in the exhibition¬†demonstrate their process.
Antonia Salmon,¬†Monday 14 November 2016, 10.30am ‚Äď 12pm¬†Enjoy an introductory talk followed by a brief¬†demonstration.
David Jones¬†Sunday 11 December 2016, 2 ‚Äď 4pm¬†David will be demonstrating and discussing¬†‚ÄėA Language of Ceramics to Express¬†Jewish Identity‚Äô.
Janet Haig: Hand Building¬†Monday 23 January 2017, 11.30am ‚Äď 12.30pm¬†Watch Janet demonstrate this ancient pottery making technique.
Potters-in-Residence:¬†Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday and watch one of¬†our Potters-in-Residence in action.
Nam Tran -¬†Tuesdays and Saturdays, 12 November ¬†and¬†3 December 2016, 10.30am ‚Äď 12.30pm¬†Born in Vietnam and raised in London since¬†the age of three, Nam uses his surroundings to¬†influence his work; he is a Raku specialist.