Join the curators of the exhibition “’Things of Beauty Growing’: British Studio
Pottery” for an evening of reflection on the field of British ceramics. Following an
introduction by Martina Droth, a panel discussion chaired by Glenn Adamson will
consider the deep history, present position, and possible new directions of studio
pottery in Britain. Participating in the panel will be Simon Olding; Magdalene
Odundo, a potter who synthesizes myriad sources into serenely resolved,
sculptural forms; and Clare Twomey, the artist whose monumental eighty-vase
installation, “Made In China,” will populate the Entrance Court and other spaces at
the Yale Center for British Art this autumn.
“Things of Beauty Growing” is being organized by the Yale Center for British Art in
partnership with The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and cocurated
by Martina Droth, Deputy Director for Research and Curator of Sculpture
at the Center; Glenn Adamson, Senior Research Scholar at the Center; and Simon
Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts,
The exhibition will be on view at the Center from September 14 through
December 3, 2017. It will travel to The Fitzwilliam Museum in 2018.