Room 143: Making Ceramics
The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery
Forming one of two principal galleries, this large space is devoted to methods and techniques of ceramics production. The Gallery includes a functioning clay workshop, with a practising artist in residence. Master classes are given by leading potters, with demonstrations and practical sessions enabling visitors to make, decorate and fire their own ceramics.
A number of displays focus on particular making practices throughout history and around the world, including a recreation of part of the London workshop of Dame Lucie Rie, an Austrian potter who fled the Nazi regime in 1938, settling in London to become one of Britain’s leading studio potters.
Room 143 is on Level 6 of the V&A South Kensington.