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Future exhibitions and displays

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

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2015. Preview event Thursday 24 September, 6 - 8.30pm. Free.

Ceramic cans by Lesley Foakes - part of Ceramics in the City

Ceramic cans by Lucy Foakes

Ceramics in the City returns to the Geffrye with an exciting range of work by around 50 selected ceramicists, a mix of both leading names and rising talents.  An array of styles, techniques, colour and texture will be shown in domestic objects ranging from functional tableware to purely aesthetic or quirky one-off pieces. A special launch evening will be held on Thursday 24 September from 6 - 8.30pm. Throughout the event visitors will have the opportunity to browse, buy, talk to the ceramicists and watch free demonstrations. Drop-in creative workshops for children will also take place throughout the weekend.

Part of the London Design Festival.  Read the press release here. View some of the selected work in our image gallery.


Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown  Penny Fowler  Albert Montserrat 
Elisabeth Barry
Virginia Graham  Eric Moss 
Svend Bayer  Jennie Gilbert  Namiko Murakoshi 
Daniel Boyle  Sarah Grove  Jitka Palmer 
Carlo Briscoe  Myer Halliday  Sue Paraskeva 
Karen Bunting  Akiko Hirai  Martin Pearce 
Simon Conolly  Arwyn Jones  Elizabeth Renton 
Amy Cooper  Corinna Kenyon-Wade  Schneider 
Prue Cooper  Yuka Kikumoto  Kate Schuricht 
Jane Cox  Ruth King  Yuta Segawa 
Ben Davies  Tim Lake  Patricia Shone 
John Dawson  Tony Laverick  Julia Smith 
Laura de Benedetti  Chris Lewis  Joanna Veevers 
Elliott Denny  Anja Lubach  Sarah Villeneau 
Francoise Dufayard  Sophie MacCarthy  Tone von Krogh 
Lisa Ellul  Agalis Manessi  Rose Wallace 
Lucy Foakes  Sarah Michael  Mizuyo Yamashita 

London Design Festival

A Street Seen: the residents of Westbury Road

29 September 2015 – 3 April 2016 (closing date tbc)

Panoramic drawing of Westbury Road by Gabriela Schutz at the Geffrye Museum

Panoramic drawing of Westbury Road by Gabriela Schutz

A Street Seen, a collaboration between an artist, a photographer and the residents of Westbury Road, in Bounds Green, Haringey, documents the homes, gardens and people on a typical London street.

Artist Gabriela Schutz’ six metre long panoramic drawing shows a row of near-identical Victorian houses on the road she lives on.

The diversity of residents who live there is revealed in Andrew Buurman’s photographs. Taken over the last two years, they reveal the residents in their back gardens – spaces invisible from the street, as varied as the house fronts are regular.  

Gabriela Schutz is an artist who has exhibited in galleries in London, Israel and Europe and is shortlisted for the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Andrew Buurman is a photographer who has exhibited in the UK and the States, won a World Press Award and published in many international newspapers and magazines.

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes

Tuesday 24 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016. Free.

A 1965 living room at Christmas Past photographed by Chris Ridley

Christmas Past in a 1965 living room

Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years. 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.

Read the press release here.

Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum