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Posset pot, Thomas Dakin, 1710. Museum no. C.770-1922

Reconstruction of the studio of Lucie Rie in Room 143


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.

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