The Geffrye’s annual celebration of ceramics returns to the museum this September. Featuring around 50 ceramicists from across the UK, the event showcases the work of both leading names and rising talents.
An exciting array of work will be on sale, from classic tableware, lighting and other domestic objects to purely decorative and quirky one-off pieces, illustrating a wide variety of techniques, styles, textures and colour. Delicate porcelain will be shown alongside earthy stoneware, cool white glazes will provide contrast to colourful painted vessels, and lighting will brighten the display. Prices start from £10 for small objects, rising to several hundred pounds for large-scale work.
A special launch open evening will take place on Thursday 19 September from 6 - 8.30pm. Throughout the show, visitors will be able to browse and buy, meet the makers and watch free demonstrations. There will be ceramics-inspired creative workshops for children and families during the weekend (see below for event details).
Jonathan Chiswell Jones
Maria De Haan
Anna Collette Hunt
Ostinelli & Priest
- Friday 20 September, 2.15 - 3.15pm Jonathan Chiswell Jones (lustre)
- Saturday 21 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm Paul Priest of Ostinelli and Priest (large-scale animals)
- Sunday 23 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm Emma Clegg (porcelain pots decorated with flowers and insects)
Children – Creative workshops
Create ceramic-inspired magnets for your home.
Saturday 21 September, 2 - 4pm
Tea Party Headdresses
Craft a terrific tea party headdress using card and other materials.
Sunday 22 September, 2 - 4pm
NOTES TO EDITORS
1) For further information or images, please contact Nancy Loader, Press Officer, on 020 7739 9893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) London Design Festival
Ceramics in the City is part of the London Design Festival 2013 which takes place 14 - 22 September. The festival is a celebration of design in the world’s creative capital. It is a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines, brought together as a unique and accessible programme. For further information, visit www.londondesignfestival.com.
3) The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. A chronological sequence of period rooms shows how urban, middle-class homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting the changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. The museum is set in elegant, 18th century buildings in Shoreditch, East London. It is surrounded by attractive gardens, which include an award-winning herb garden and a series of period gardens showing the changing style of town gardens (open April - October). A dynamic programme of special exhibitions and events is run throughout the year.
4) Entry: FREE
Address: 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2
Tel No: 020 7739 9893
Open: Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun and Bank Holiday Mons 12 noon - 5pm
Travel: London Overground: Hoxton station (directly behind museum)
Tube: Liverpool St, then bus 149 or 242/Old St (exit 2), then bus 243
Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243 or 394