Large Space bowl by Sasha Wardell

Ceramics In The City

8th September 2011

Galleries and museums can be excellent sources of interiors ideas and inspiration, and Selling Exhibitions in such locations generally offer the opportunity to acquire distinctive items to finish a decorative scheme perfectly.

One of the finest of these regular exhibitions is the annual Ceramics in the City, which returns to The Geffrye (the Museum of the Home, based in Shoreditch) this month. Once again there will be an impressive range of pieces from selected potters from around the country, with an eclectic mix of both leading lights and rising talents. It’s a chance to invest in the names of the future, often at a very reasonable outlay and with the additional satisfaction of supporting an artist at the start of his or her career. Prices range from just £10 for mugs and other small objects to several hundred pounds for large-scale work.

From the functional – tableware, lamps and other domestic objects – to the purely decorative, Ceramics in the City showcases a wide variety of techniques, styles, textures and colour. Delicate, thrown porcelain will be displayed alongside earthy stoneware and imaginative hand-built pieces; cool white glazes will provide contrast to colourful painted vessels; and practical items such as lamps will brighten the display. You only need to half-close your eyes to ‘see’ them in your own home.

The show will take place in the Geffrye’s contemporary gallery, where visitors also have the opportunity not just to browse and buy, but also to meet the makers and watch free demonstrations.

Ceramics in the City takes place at The Geffrye Museum,
136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2, from 23 to 25 September.

See www.geffrye-museum.org.uk for more information.

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