The Artistic Home

British art pottery from the Ian and Rita Smythe Collection

Displaying art pottery was key to creating a fashionable, 'artistic' home in the late 1800s. This display showcased the creativity and innovation of British art potteries and their artists, many of them women, who painted and decorated wares by hand.

This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington

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The Artistic Home

Header image: Charger, painted by Rebecca Coleman, made by Minton Art Pottery, 1871 – 75, London, England. Museum no. C.79-2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London