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Summer of Ceramics 2019

Lincolnshire’s historic Doddington Hall is hosting a Summer of Ceramics, opening in July with exhibitions of contemporary art presented alongside its extraordinary ceramics collection gathered over 300 years. There will be new displays and tours, talks and demonstrations from leading artists, makers and ceramics experts.
The Elizabethan mansion, near the cathedral city of Lincoln, provides the backdrop to this celebration of ceramics in all its forms. The Hall, designed by renowned Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson, was built of bricks from local clay pits. The festival includes an exhibition of Doddington Hall’s extraordinary collection – including continental and English porcelain alongside the 20th Century British Studio pottery collection of Antony Jarvis with pieces by world-famous ceramicists with Lincolnshire connections
including Edmund de Waal and Gordon Baldwin – alongside an exhibition of international and national ceramicists, staged in The Stable Yard Galleries.
The summer long series will open from 27 July to 8 September.
Current owner and guardian of the Hall, Claire Birch, said: “We’re proud to be welcoming international and national ceramicists to Doddington Hall. Major exhibitions, tours, talks and demonstrations will bring the house and our extraordinary collection to life for this 300 th anniversary.”
The Stable Yard Galleries
In these Galleries curator Preston Fitzgerald will showcase renowned national and international makers at the frontier of ceramic design. Exhibits include decorative, functional, sculptural, figurative, abstract and artisan pottery as well as larger collection pieces available to buy. Exhibitors include Freya Bramble-Carter, James Faulkner, Ryan Barrett and Rafaela de Ascanio. There will also be a selection of work showcasing Lincolnshire ceramicists curated by Susanna Gorst of Lincolnshire Wolds based Oxcombe Pottery. Formal and Walled Gardens Visitors will encounter installations throughout the formal and walled gardens.

The Hall
Inside the Hall, visitors will discover Doddington’s ceramics collection co-curated by Preston Fitzgerald and Rebecca Blackwood. The Edwin Jarvis collection of largely English ceramics will be presented with special displays of Torksey Pottery – an early 19th century factory established by William Billingsley who, unlike his contemporaries, painted from real life – and
the extensive collection of 20th century British Studio pottery collected by Claire’s father, Antony Jarvis. There will also be pieces from world-famous ceramicists with Lincolnshire connections including Edmund de Waal and Gordon Baldwin.

Workshops, talks and masterclasses

Workshops, talks and masterclasses will give people the chance to have a go at new activities including handling clay, throwing a pot and painting ceramics with commissioned artists and makers. There will also be the opportunity to learn about both contemporary and historic ceramics with national and international experts.

Dates for workshops, talks and tours can be found at www.doddingtonhall.com. Summer of Ceramics runs from 27 July to 8 September. Doddington Hall and Gardens will be open Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon – 4.30pm. The gardens open at 11am and last admission is at 3.30pm. Admission applies.
The Stable Yard Galleries will be open daily 10am-4pm and entry is free of charge.

Ceramics at Doddington Hall Exhibition 2018

DODDINGTON HALL TO HOST ITS FIRST EVER CERAMICS SHOW
This July Lincolnshire’s Doddington Hall will be building on its 400-year history and opening a new chapter with the unveiling of its first ever Ceramics Exhibition.
Owners of the hall, Claire and James Birch, are bringing something fresh and new to Doddington with a ceramics show, housed in a light and airy studio in the Stable Yard with views across the estate. During the six-week exhibition there will also be hands-on workshops so people inspired by the exhibition can have a go at creating their own works of art.
Visitors will be able to view the exhibition space, which will include pieces ranging from the functional to decorative, between 28 July and 9 September. This coincides with the prestigious Sculpture at Doddington 2018 exhibition which will be set in the historic surroundings of the hall, gardens and parkland.
Claire Birch, who with husband James, is the latest generation of the family to enjoy the role of ‘guardian’ of the hall, said: “We try to offer our visitors something fresh and different to see each year. There are many exciting developments this year and we are delighted to unveil the new Ceramics Exhibition. It promises to challenge people’s perceptions and will be both imaginative and inspiring.”
The collection has been curated with Preston Fitzgerald, who is well known for working with young emerging artists and has judged The Young Masters Mayliss Grand Ceramics Prize. Together they have shaped an exhibition that includes the modern and the classic and will feature the work of emerging artists, including recent graduates of The Royal College of Art, as well as established artists who have set the benchmark for British studio ceramics.
Artists have used mediums ranging from earthenware and stoneware to porcelain and techniques including wheel thrown pieces, hand built, slip cast and raku fired works. The show will exhibit figurative, sculptural and lighting as well as functional wares such as vases, bowls and plates, using mediums from earthenware and stoneware to porcelain. The extent of the range means there are pieces to fit all tastes and budgets.
Ceramic fans will also have the opportunity of visiting the hall on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to see collections of ceramics amassed over the hundreds of years of unbroken family ownership at the hall. These include 17th and 18th century porcelain and 20th century pottery.
Doddington Hall has a long-standing tradition of supporting the arts and the family have been avid collectors. Added Claire: “Over the years an eclectic collection of paintings, textiles and ceramics has grown at Doddington. Each generation has been responsible for adding to the collection. My parents, for example, developed a collection of British Studio Ceramics and their love of ceramics has been passed on to me. I have a passion for ceramics and am so pleased that we are hosting our first Ceramics Exhibition at Doddington.”
The Ceramics Exhibition takes place in the Stable Yard Gallery between Saturday 28 July and Sunday 9 September and will be open daily between 11am and 4.30pm. All pieces will be available for sale. There is no extra admission cost for the Ceramics Exhibition.

Lucille Lewin shortlisted for Young Masters 2017

Lucille Lewin’s work is the result of research into the origins of 18th Century European porcelain, and the alchemists who invented it.  The work references the Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities, and the early microscopic photographs of the natural world by Karl Blosfeldt.  Lewin takes great inspiration from the crystal rooms at the Science Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.  Lewin’s sculptural ceramic objects explore the relationship between form, chemistry and process.
Lewin studied the City Lit Diploma Fine Art and Ceramics from 2012 – 14 and MA Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art 2016 – 17.  Recent exhibitions include: The Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London, 2015; The Emerging & Established, Christie’s, London 2017; and Material:Earth: The New British Clay Movement, Messums, Somerset, 2017.

Featured image: Lucille Lewin, Universal Everything, 2017, porcelain, 33 x 24 x 11cm (13 x 9.4 x 4.3in.) photo courtesy of Sylvain Deleu

Young Masters Ceramics Prize 2017

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The shortlist for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize is announced. Ten ceramic artists from across the globe will compete for this coveted prize, which is a strand of the Young Masters Art Prize, an international award that celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.

The shortlist includes Danish artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose figurative and narrative pieces have been influenced by the 15th century potter Bernard Palissy and his love of insects, story-telling and life casting techniques; British ceramicist Katie Spragg, who creates miniature worlds modelled in porcelain; and American artist Andrew Casto whose use of porcelain and gold lustre and the physicality of his abstract forms hark back to the development of historical bone china such as Sèvres and Meissen.

The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize Shortlist

Grant Aston | Andrew Casto | Tessa Eastman | Antonie Eikemans | Malene Hartmann Rasmussen | Lucille Lewin | Lauren Nauman | Irina Razumovskaya | Katie Spragg | Amber Zuber

The Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize shortlist exhibition will be held at Gallery 8 in the heart of London’s St James’s from 19 to 24 June 2017. A selection of shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Royal Overseas League from 28 June to 8 September 2017 and at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 2 to 14 October 2017 during Frieze week. The winner of both prize strands will be announced on 21 June.

RCA Popup Show 2016

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Preston Fitzgerald, collector of art and antiques, owns a beautiful home from which he has let students from the RCA’s ceramics and glass course stage a sale. The RCA students approached Fitzgerald and his partner Cedric Smith with the idea of exhibiting work in a private home.

This seems to be a growing trend in the art world – Yvonna Demczynska, who has her own stand-alone gallery, Flow, in Notting Hill, has another reason for exhibiting work in private houses. “We can place ceramics, glass and silverware in the domestic context for which they were designed,” she says. “The objects come to life and allow people to envisage beautiful handcrafted pieces in their own homes.”

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Preston Fitzgerald, collector of art and antiques, owns a beautiful home from which he has let students from the RCA’s ceramics and glass course stage a sale. The RCA students approached Fitzgerald and his partner Cedric Smith with the idea of exhibiting work in a private home.

This seems to be a growing trend in the art world – Yvonna Demczynska, who has her own stand-alone gallery, Flow, in Notting Hill, has another reason for exhibiting work in private houses. “We can place ceramics, glass and silverware in the domestic context for which they were designed,” she says. “The objects come to life and allow people to envisage beautiful handcrafted pieces in their own homes.”

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