63 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury London WC1B 3BF

Located just opposite the British Museum, Contemporary Ceramics is run by the Craft Potters Association and exhibits a rotation of work by over 80 carefully selected members at any one time. With new exhibitions by leading makers each month, and stock replenished regularly, there’s always something new to see.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back
From Wednesday 14 April our doors will re-open with precautions in place to keep you as safe as possible when you visit.

Our new opening hours will be:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

For the most up to date information about our opening times please visit our website

Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Click and Collect

Click and Collect is available between the following hours:

Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Please call or email us to arrange collection and we will have your order wrapped and ready for you.

Contact us

For enquiries please email or call us on 020 7242 9644

Upcoming Exhibitions...

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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Salt and Soda

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

Ruthanne Tudball and Jeremy Steward each have long standing 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, the results for both are delightfully soft textures and finishes.

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40 Years in Clay

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

Anna Lambert, a nationally recognised full-time maker, makes hand-built earthenware ceramics using various techniques including slab-building, modelling and painted slips.

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Sarah Jenkins and Patricia Shone

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

Sarah Jenkins works from her house and studio surrounded by farmland in North Essex. Patricia Shone has been living and working on the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years. Though based at opposite ends of the UK, the inspiration they gather from their surrounding landscapes have lead them down surprisingly familiar paths.

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Ashraf Hanna

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

Ashraf Hanna’s award-winning hand-built pieces are formed both as individual works and related groups of vessels, each object informing the next.

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Clive Bowen

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

Highly regarded as one of Britain's finest studio potters, Clive Bowen is internationally known and respected for his powerful yet intimate pieces. He produces slip-decorated earthenware pots in a country style, with sparse but fluid and vigorous trailing of slip in free-flowing abstract or stylised patterns.

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