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Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Tue 20 March 2018 - Sun 17 June 2018

Fitzwilliam Museum

For almost one hundred years, British potters have led the way in re-inventing traditional ceramic forms. Things of Beauty Growing showcases the history and ongoing practice of one of the most dynamic art forms in the UK today, by tracing the changing nature of British studio pottery through the evolution of specific types of vessel: the moon jar, vase, bowl, charger, set, vessel, pot and monument. Featuring works from museums and private collections across the UK and America, the exhibition shows that studio pottery is a global story, with pots and potters travelling between Britain, continental Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond.

This exhibition is the largest of its kind in recent times, with over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

As part of the exhibition, Clare Twomey’s monumental Made in China will be installed around the Museum. Comprising 80 large-scale porcelain vases, it highlights the difference in labour conditions between East and West.

Things of Beauty Growing is a collaboration with Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (USA), where it was first displayed and co-curated by Martina Droth (Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at YCBA); Glenn Adamson (Senior Research Scholar at YCBA); and Simon Olding (Director, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, UK).

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the same name, available to purchase from the Courtyard Shop.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 20 March until Thursday 29 March

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 20 March until Monday 18 June

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 31 March until Monday 18 June

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 2 April

All times

Tue 20 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 March 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 May 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 May 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 May 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 May 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 31 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 June 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 June 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 June 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 June 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
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Cambridgeshire
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