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Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Tue 20 March - Sun 17 June

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

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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