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Future exhibitions and displays

Second Sitters

Tuesday 2 – Sunday 21 May, 10am - 5pm. Free

Second Sitters maker Jude Dennis

Second Sitters maker Jude Dennis

Second Sitters – comprising Hannah Stanton and Jude Dennis - will stage an upholstery ‘take over’ of the Geffrye Museum in May, time-lining the evolution, ups and downs and new revolution within the craft from upholder (archaic term for upholsterer) to the present day.

Coinciding with London Craft Week and supported by Arts Council England, the exhibition contains work from UK based upholsterers who are redefining the traditional preconceived role of the upholsterer by combining traditional craft skills with contemporary thinking. Taking the form of a physical timeline, the exhibition maps the changes and developments within the discipline to include techniques, materials and stories. Works will be multi-disciplinary, from furniture, to photography, to film, tackling activism, social commentary, materiality and the throw-away culture.

Live working and workshops will run alongside the main exhibition.  


What makes you feel at home: exploring diverse stories of home in London and beyond

Opening Tuesday 6 June 2017. Free

This display highlights personal stories about home, including experiences of migration and making a home in London, the role of religion in the home, particular housekeeping practices, and the impact of technology on leisure activities.

Created in partnership with local community partners, funded by ACE.


Ceramics in the City

Thursday 21 September 6 - 8.30pm (open evening), Friday 22 September - Sunday 24 September 10am - 5pm

Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown - porcelain dishes and spoons

Small porcelain bowls by Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, exhibitor at Ceramics in the City 2016

The Geffrye Museum’s annual celebration of ceramics returns in September, bringing together the work of 50 selected potters from across the UK in a riot of colour, style, texture and technique.

Artist application forms will be available online from Monday 27 February 2017.