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Future Exhibitions and Displays

Centenary Celebrations Garden Display

Tuesday 29 July 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015. Free.

Centenary Celebrations Garden Display

(c) Geffrye Museum of the Home / photography Em Fitzgerald

Sculptures, photographs, audio trails and digital stories explore the hidden history and lives behind the Geffrye almshouses, and its relationship with the local area over the last 300 years.

Created by the Geffrye's Young Consultants and Advisory Panel in partnership with local youth organisations.

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Ceramics in the City: A three-day selling fair featuring 50 potters

Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, 10am - 5pm. Free. 

Thursday 18 September, 6 - 8.30pm. (special launch evening open to all)

Spiral bowls by Ben Davies

Spiral pinch bowls by Ben Davies, 2014 Ceramics in the City exhibitor

This vibrant/popular annual celebration of ceramics brings together the work of 50 selected ceramicists from across the UK, a mix of leading names and rising talents.

An exciting array of work will be on sale, from classic homeware and lighting to purely ornamental and idiosyncratic one-off pieces, showcasing a wide variety of techniques, styles, texture and colour. Delicate porcelain will be shown alongside earthy stoneware, cool white glazes will contrast with colourful painted vessels, and lighting will brighten the display. Prices range from £10 for smaller objects to several hundred pounds for large-scale creations.

Throughout the event, visitors will have the opportunity to browse, buy, talk to the ceramicists and watch free demonstrations. 

View our preview image gallery. Download the press release.


Exhibitors

Elisabeth Barry  Ken Eardley  Agalis Manessi 
Svend Bayer  Antje Ernestus  Hannah McAndrew
Matthew Blakely  Penny Fowler  Isabel Merrick
Linda Bloomfield  Eluned Glyn  Sue Mundy
Dylan Bowen  James Hake  Emily Myers
Rowena Brown
Nic Harrison  Sue Paraskeva 
Annette Bugansky
Raewyn Harrison  Sian Patterson
Karen Bunting
Richard Heeley  RAMP
Emma Clegg
Akiko Hirai  Lesley Risby
Simon Conolly  Anna Collette Hunt  Helen Rondell
Amy Cooper
Lisa Katzenstein  Suleyman Saba
Jane Cox
Ruth King  Julia Smith 
Clare Crouchman
Tony Laverick  Keith Varney
Ben Davies
Chris Lewis  Sarah Villeneau
John Dawson
Trevor Lillistone  Mizuyo Yamashita
Maria De Haan
Sophie MacCarthy   

Demonstrations and talks

  • Friday 19 September, 2.15 - 3pm with Sue Paraskeva
  • Saturday 20 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm with Akiko Hirai
  • Sunday 21 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm with Dylan Bowen


Children's craft activities - all ages

Painted Porcelain

Saturday 20 September, 2 - 4pm

Paint a ceramic item inspired by patterns found throughout the museum

Brilliant Bunting

Saturday 21 September, 2 - 4pm

Create crazy ceramic-inspired bunting to hang in your home.


Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes

Tuesday 25 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015

Victorian room at Christmas Past

A 1870 drawing room at Christmas Past / photography Chris Ridley

Each year, the Geffrye Museum’s eleven period living rooms are transformed with authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery to give visitors a magical glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes over the past 400 years. A perennial favourite, many visitors say that the Christmas Past exhibition has become an essential part of their own Yuletide traditions.

Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.

The accompanying programme of events will focus on the 18th century in celebration of the tri-centenary of the museum’s almshouse buildings. Highlights include festive greenery workshops, a concert by candlelight, a special open evening, exhibition talks and ‘Farewell to Christmas’ – the Geffrye’s traditional burning of the Christmas greenery, with carol singing, stories about Epiphany and a taste of mulled wine and Twelfth night cake.

Access the press release here.



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