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British Ceramics

26 April - 26 May 2018

Erskine, Hall & Coe is delighted to present British Ceramics, an exhibition coinciding with Things of Beauty Growing, which is currently on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Things of Beauty Growing opened at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut last year before travelling to Cambridge, and provides a visual history of British ceramics. 

Our exhibition features 20th century and contemporary British studio pottery by:

Gordon Baldwin
Joanna Constantinidis
Hans Coper
Ruth Duckworth
Ian Godfrey
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Ewen Henderson
Jennifer Lee
Lucie Rie
James Tower
John Ward 

Highlights of the exhibition include an early tea set by Lucie Rie, made in Vienna around 1930, a small flask by Ian Godfrey from the 1970s, an installation by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott consisting of twelve pieces in Limoges porcelain, teabowls by Ewen Henderson, and works by Gordon Baldwin from the Mike O’Connor collection. An exquisite wall panel by Ruth Duckworth, which has come directly from her estate accompanies a spade form by Hans Coper. The show will also feature a vessel by Jennifer Lee, who has been shortlisted this year for the Loewe prize.

Art alive is always modern, no matter how old or young. Art-theories have no meaning for me, beauty has. This is all my philosophy. –Lucie Rie, 1950