100 Years of The Leach Pottery
Oxford Ceramics opens its 2020 season celebrating the centenary of the pottery that shaped studio ceramics as we see it today, where the collaborative working of potters and other artists created work that merged Japanese and British influences. The Leach Pottery is a cornerstone of ceramic history. With over 200 works sourced from across the globe, some from private collections that are rarely seen in the UK from the late masters of ceramics including Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Kawai Kanjiro, Tomimoto Kenkichi. All took inspiration from folk art and explored the slipware technique. The exhibition includes antique English slipware from the 18th century to allow viewers to follow the artistic development of the 20th-century potters.
This is a show that weaves together influences, influencers, and the finished article.
Oxford Ceramic Gallery
29 Walton St, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6AA
Fri 17 Jan 2020