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Edmund de Waal

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery (group show)
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
14 September - 3 December 2017

Edmund de Waal, a place made fast, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
Edmund de Waal, a place made fast, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

This exhibition tells the story of studio pottery in Britain, from the early twentieth century to the present, by focusing on the evolution of the vessel form. Vase, bowl, charger, set: this family of forms ties ceramics to its functional origins. A vessel exists to hold or contain—a purpose it may fulfill literally, metaphorically, or both. The antiquity of the vessel, the familiarity of its shapes and forms, provides a ready-made language, which ceramic artists have for decades invoked and emulated but also transformed and renewed. The exhibition traces the major typologies that have defined studio pottery since the beginning of the twentieth century while also looking back to the historic precedents that inspired modern pioneer potters.

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven


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Edmund de Waal

Actions. The image of the world can be different (group show)
Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
10 February – 6 May 2018

The exhibition, with work by thirty-eight artists, marks the opening of the new Kettle’s Yard. Actions. The image of the world can be different seeks to reassert the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world.

Inspired by a letter by artist Naum Gabo, Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally.

Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge


Edmund de Waal

L'Expérience de la couleur (group show)
Musée national de la céramique à Sèvres, Sèvres
13 October 2017 - 2 April 2018