Room 142: Ceramics 20th-century studio

Pair of dishes by Lucie Rie, United Kingdom, 1967. Museum no. CIRC.1231-1967

Pair of dishes by Lucie Rie, United Kingdom, 1967. Museum no. CIRC.1231-1967


The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery

Experimental and avant garde ceramics trace the development of studio (or handmade) pottery throughout the 20th century as it came to be seen as a sculptural and abstract art form in its’ own right. The displays are arranged chronologically and include work from North America, Japan and Europe, featuring the work of Bernard Leach, Pablo Picasso, Ruth Duckworth, Ryoji Koie, Alison Britton and Betty Woodman.

Room 142 is on Level 6 of the V&A South Kensington.

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

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Chinese Ceramics

Chinese Ceramics

Chinese ceramics are among the most widely admired and collected in the world. From elegant Song celadons to decorative Ming vases and colourful Qing …

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Event - Nao Matsunaga: Ceramics Resident

Mon 12 May 2014 13:00

Inspired by Neolithic and modern architecture and its inhabitants, Nao Matsunaga’s practice ranges from installation-based work to sculptures made in clay.

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