Past Exhibitions

The Blue in Pots

Jaejun Lee
Thursday 2nd May - Saturday 25th May 2024

“My making process is a daily repetition in a calm and quiet place. My work is a reflection of thoughts and sensibility in these moments of making.”

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Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers
Thursday 28th March - Saturday 27th April 2024

“Through my education, practice and persistence I have developed a unique method with an aim of utilising the versatility of clay to its potential.”

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James and Tilla Waters

James and Tilla Waters
Thursday 29th February - Saturday 23rd March 2024

“We aim for perfection and celebrate imperfections as they can bring surprises and differences which help to keep our work and our relationship with it exciting.”

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New Members of the Craft Potters Association

Peter Black, Katie Braida, Ant and Di Edmonds, Anthony Dix, Barbara Gittings, Diane Griffin, Robyn Hardyman, Kerry Hastings, Lise Herud Braten, Emma Lacey, Sue Mundy, Simon Olley, Laura Plant, Jane Sheppard, Elly Wall, Yusun Won
Thursday 1st February - Saturday 24th February 2024

Our first exhibition of the year features inspiring work from an impressive sixteen newly selected members of the Craft Potters Association. Expect sculptural, functional, minimal and hugely detailed pieces, each made with unique but equally impressive precision and skill.
Peter Black, Katie Braida, Anthony Dix, Ant & Di Edmonds, Barbara Gittings, Diane Griffin, Robyn Hardyman, Kerry Hastings, Lise Herud Braten, Emma Lacey, Sue Mundy, Simon Olley, Laura Plant, Jane Sheppard, Elly Wall and Yusun Won.

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Contemporary Ceramics at Christmas

Thursday 9th November - Sunday 31st December 2023

As the festive season approaches, we are thrilled to present an inspiring selection of hand-picked and carefully curated works by many of our respected CPA members. We are privileged to be able to bring such a comprehensive, varied and covetable showcase to the gallery this Christmas and we are certain there will be something for all tastes to discover and take home.

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Wild Things

Jill Fanshawe Kato, Susan O'Byrne
Thursday 12th October - Saturday 4th November 2023

Jill Fanshawe Kato’s ceramic forms are adorned with her distinctive imagery; of birds, animals, plants and small creatures, such as grasshoppers and shrimps. Meanwhile, Susan O’Byrne’s creatures are vehicles for the expression, distillation and embodiment of fundamental aspects of our humanity.

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Colour and Form in Dialogue

Carolyn Genders
Thursday 14th September - Saturday 7th October 2023

South Coast based Carolyn Genders is an internationally renowned ceramic artist, author and educator, recognized for her unique use of colour and surface. This newest body of work from Carolyn offers a bright and instinctive collection which is the direct response to a three month residency in France. Each piece denotes a new terrain and a time of joyous expression of colour and emotion through paint and brush, now extended into ceramic forms.

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Moonlight

Matthew Blakely, Adam Buick, Adam Frew, Jaejun Lee, Stephen Parry, Tricia Thom
Thursday 17th August - Saturday 9th September 2023

Centuries-old and steeped in cultural significance, the South Korean moon jar (dal hang-ari in Korean) hails from the late 14th century and the Joseon dynasty. Deceptively simple, often formed from two large rice bowls, placed together, the form itself offers an opportunity for much creative exploration. ‘Moonlight’ celebrates this ubiquitous form and the way in which ceramic artists have adopted and personalised this most iconic of jars.

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Wax Works

Katharina Klug
Thursday 20th July - Saturday 12th August 2023

Cambridge-based Katharina Klug has spent over 20 years developing her signature technique, in which she applies lines to porcelain pots using self-made wax sticks.

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The Narrative of Line

Lara Scobie
Thursday 22nd June - Saturday 15th July 2023

Lara’s relationship with colour has evolved from being shy about it, to exploring it more over time. She is an intuitive maker who works on multiple pieces at once. Her process is casting and decoration with a combination of marks including incised drawing and sgraffito through coloured underglaze.

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Sally and Alasdair Neil MacDonell

Alasdair Neil MacDonell, Sally MacDonell
Thursday 25th May - Saturday 17th June 2023

Discover the unique and captivating world of Alasdair Neil and Sally MacDonell in their upcoming ceramic exhibition at Contemporary Ceramics.

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Linear: Non Linear

Tim Andrews
Thursday 27th April - Saturday 20th May 2023

Celebrating 45 years of exceptional ceramic artistry by Tim Andrews, a master of his craft.

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Dual Function

Terry Bell-Hughes, Chris Keenan
Thursday 30th March - Saturday 22nd April 2023

"Dual Function" is a celebration of form and function in ceramic art, a captivating exhibition featuring the work of two distinguished ceramicists, Terry Bell-Hughes and Chris Keenan.

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Drawing Connections

Jane Cairns, Adela Powell, Rachel Wood
Thursday 2nd March - Saturday 25th March 2023

Explore the interplay between natural and man-made landscapes in the upcoming exhibition, 'Drawing Connections,' featuring the ceramics of Jane Cairns, Rachel Wood and the late Adela Powell.

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New Members 2023

Thursday 2nd February - Saturday 25th February 2023

Our “New Members” exhibition is packed with inspired works blurring the lines between art and craft. Showcasing something for each artistic taste; from the likes of Gail Altschuler, timeless simplicity by Jennifer Amon and Verity Howard’s sculptural pieces. The wide array of display also includes complex pieces from Timothy Copsey, red stone clay improvisational music inspired work of Julian King-Salter, domestic objects by Francis Lloyd-Jones balancing between looseness and definition, to a more contemporary storytelling through figurative ceramics by Craig Mitchell, and narrative visual fragments by Carolyn Tripp.

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Dogra Magra

Akiko Hirai
Thursday 13th October - Saturday 5th November 2022

“Most of my work comes from everyday things… I consider what I can sense in everyday life while I am experimenting with ceramic materials and then I see what I can do with it.”

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Peter Beard

Peter Beard
Thursday 15th September - Saturday 8th October 2022

Peter Beard’s work has been exhibited around the world and is represented in numerous museums, public collections and private collections in the UK and overseas. The award winning artist has a contemplative approach to making and spends much of his time sketching out ideas for new pieces.

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35 Years

Jane Perryman
Thursday 18th August - Saturday 10th September 2022

For this new exhibition, Jane Perryman is showing a group of hemispherical double walled bowls mixed with different organic and man-made materials collected randomly, each a metaphor for memory and words. 
Using combinations of press moulding, coiling and slabbing processes before burnishing the surface, her pieces are then low fired and then refined with sandpaper followed by a higher temperature firing. 

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Martin McWilliam

Martin McWilliam
Thursday 21st July - Saturday 13th August 2022

Based in Germany, Martin is an internationally acclaimed artist, with award winning pieces in museums and galleries all over the world.

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Jack Doherty

Jack Doherty
Thursday 23rd June - Saturday 16th July 2022

Jack Doherty was born in Northern Ireland and studied Ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast. New to his exhibition is a series of ‘Guardian Vessels’ with folded rims and drawn surfaces.

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Let it Slip

Thursday 26th May - Saturday 18th June 2022

Let it Slip is a joint exhibition featuring the works of Prue Cooper, Hannah McAndrew, and Sean Miller as they celebrate their new slipware.

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Ruth King

Ruth King
Thursday 28th April - Saturday 21st May 2022

Ruth King trained at Camberwell in the mid 1970s and has been hand-building pots for over 40 years.

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Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown
Thursday 31st March - Saturday 23rd April 2022

Sandy Brown’s internationally recognised, joyful and celebratory, work brings together form, colour and decoration to create playful paintings upon her ceramic pieces.

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Raku

Thursday 3rd March - Saturday 26th March 2022

This exhibition features the work of six of the ceramicists featured in Stephen Murfitt’s book, Contemporary Raku.

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Clive Bowen

Clive Bowen
Thursday 21st October - Saturday 13th November 2021

Clive Bowen is one of Britain’s finest studio potters. He is internationally known and respected for his powerful yet intimate pieces, with his works widely exhibited in the UK and throughout Europe, North America and Japan.

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lines in motion

Ashraf Hanna
Thursday 23rd September - Saturday 16th October 2021

Award-winning artist, Ashraf Hanna works with the vessel to explore relations between profile, line, and space. Using a process of handbuilding, and working with colour and texture, Hanna examines the juxtaposition of sharp lines and soft curves. Lines in Motion brings together a collection of new work with an emphasis on the bowl-form.

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The Elemental Landscape

Sarah Jenkins, Patricia Shone
Thursday 26th August - Saturday 18th September 2021

This group show features raw and tactile work by two accomplished makers who both use clay to express their responses to the land.

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40 Years in Clay

Anna Lambert
Thursday 29th July - Saturday 21st August 2021

Anna Lambert presents a new collection of handbuilt earthenware ceramics evoking the power of place. Her works are three-dimensional paintings, in which considered forms merge with surface scenes of trees, field edges and orchards.

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Salt and Soda

Jeremy Steward, Ruthanne Tudball
Thursday 1st July - Saturday 24th July 2021

Ruthanne Tudball and Jeremy Steward each have longstanding careers in ceramics creating work that feels organic and holds an earthy authenticity. Jeremy wood fires and salt glazes his work while Ruthanne is renowned for her soda glaze firing, both resulting in rich, layered surfaces.

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Tanya Gomez, Jenny Southam, Richard Wilson

Tanya Gomez, Jenny Southam, Richard Wilson
Thursday 27th May - Saturday 26th June 2021

Bringing together the joy of colour with bold and creative shapes, this exhibition celebrates the versatility of clay as seen in expressive statement ceramics. The show features recent work by three high-profile makers.

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Visceral Connections

Sue Hanna, Antonia Salmon
Thursday 29th April - Saturday 22nd May 2021

Sue Hanna and Antonia Salmon are renowned for their sculptural abstract ceramics, both creating strong forms with dynamic smoke-fired surfaces. These works are displayed in high-profile collections across the UK and internationally.

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Matthew Chambers – Revolve and Twist

Matthew Chambers
Thursday 1st April - Sunday 25th April 2021

Matthew Chambers is an internationally recognised ceramic artist creating mesmerising sculptures that draw the eye into the deepest depth of each piece.

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Ashley Howard – Gathered Thoughts

Ashley Howard
Thursday 4th February - Saturday 27th March 2021

Ashley Howard is an award winning ceramic artist and dedicated teacher creating porcelain vessels informed by Far-Eastern and homespun pottery traditions.

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Christmas Gifts

Wednesday 11th November - Thursday 31st December 2020

Our Christmas Gift Collection will change weekly, bringing together carefully chosen pieces by many of our most collectable artists each time, to highlight our broad range of handcrafted pieces perfect for presents. 

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Emotions of the Inorganic

Akiko Hirai
Thursday 22nd October - Saturday 14th November 2020

This solo exhibition celebrates the work of Akiko Hirai featuring her practical and decorative ceramic ware. Her Japanese cultural background and aesthetics strongly influence this collection while each piece is also perfectly rooted in contemporary designs.

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A Continuous Line

Adam Frew
Thursday 24th September - Saturday 17th October 2020

This solo exhibition features the work of Adam Frew, a potter based in rural Northern Ireland. Working in porcelain Adam creates thrown functional and large one-off pots with intricate, colourful, markings.

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Paper, Scissors, Slip

Sophie MacCarthy, Richard Phethean
Thursday 27th August - Saturday 19th September 2020

Sophie MacCarthy and Richard Phethean’s established careers have embraced bold decoration and a joyous approach to colour through the use of slip on their earthenware pieces. In this exhibition Sophie’s classic forms and intricate stencil decoration sit well together with Richard’s meticulous abstract designs on curious constructed shapes.

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Lisa Hammond MBE

Lisa Hammond
Wednesday 29th July - Saturday 22nd August 2020

Lisa Hammond MBE, a pioneer of soda-glaze firing, combines strong uncomplicated forms with tactile surfaces.

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Modern Classics by Paul Philp

Paul Philp
Thursday 9th July - Saturday 25th July 2020

Paul Philp unites refined classic forms with highly tactile surfaces to create pieces of strong individual identity.

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