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Curators and technicians discussing the structure of the fountain © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘In the middle of the Table was [a] Fountain … ‘

Over the past three days, visitors to the Museum have had the opportunity to have a sneak preview of one of Museum’s great hidden treasures which will be going into the new Europe Galleries. Technicians, conservators and ceramics curators have been working in the Raphael Court, assembling the many parts of our impressive Meissen ceramic table […]

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Nao in his studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Mid-Residency Q&A with Nao Matsunaga

July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Ceramics Resident Nao Matsunaga to ask him some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the collections so far? I like it […]

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Nao's piece he is working on with possible wooden additions waiting under the table. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Multimedia developments in Nao’s Studio

A lot has been happening up in the Ceramics studio since we last checked in with Artist in Residence, Nao Matsunaga. He has continued to work with the red clay which turns black when fired, started to develop new plaster and wood pieces and has been experimenting with shapes and patterns on canvas. Nao has […]

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A quick update from Nao’s studio

In the past couple of weeks our Ceramics Resident Nao Matsunaga has fired up the kiln for those pieces he was drying out and he has also started work with some different materials and methods. Here are some of the clay pieces that may look familiar to those who have been following Nao’s work on […]

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Focus on Texture and Movement

Today I popped up to the Ceramics Resident Studio and had a chat with Nao about his work during his Open Studio. He showed me some of the pieces he’s been working on and told me about the new developments he has made. His focus on texture and movement are a result of his drawings […]

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Exploring the Museum with Nao

One of the perks of  being an Artist in Residence at the V&A is getting access to people, objects and places that aren’t normally available to the public. Last week our Ceramics Resident Nao went for a look around The Dome and took some photos to share his experience.

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Come see our ceramics artist during Open Studio

On Saturday we held our first open studio for our ceramics artist in resident, Nao Mastunaga. Nao has been searching the collections and gathering inspiration to create works that look into otherworldly ideas surrounding mythical animals and their physical representations. He has been working on sketches on paper and in clay which whilst being standalone […]

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Exciting first week for our residents

After their introduction to the Museum our new Artists in Residence have started to release their creativity within their new studio spaces. Here are some photos to share how they’ve been getting on in their first week. We can’t wait to see what they do with a bit more time! Follow what our artists are […]

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DesignLab Schools Project: Ceramics with James Rigler and Alperton Community School

  On a cold and misty January morning, a group of Year 10 students from Alperton Community School were taken up to the highest point of the V&A – the cupola over the grand entrance. Health & Safety Advisor in tow, the students climbed the 137 steps to reach the outdoor viewing platform to sketch […]

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One month to go…

The end of March sees Sophia, Marcia and James coming to the end of their residencies here at the Museum. With this in mind I thought I would pop up to James’ studio and share with you some pictures of what’s been going on up there! If you’d like a chance to hear more about […]

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