Michael Cardew & His Pupils

Submitted by The Oxford Cera... on May 7, 2017 - 19:54

Venue, Timing and Cost

Oxford Ceramics Gallery
Saturday, 13 May 2017 to Saturday, 17 June 2017
Tues- Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm. Others times via appointment.

"Cardew's pots had a raw, vital, organic quality … what struck me was their potency, their capacity to communicate" Rupert Spira

Michael Cardew was a pioneer of studio pottery whose long and productive career was divided between England and West Africa. He described himself as a ‘mud and water man’, who dug his own clay, made fluently wheel-thrown pots and was a master of slipware and decorative techniques. This exhibition focuses on the years Cardew spent in West Africa, and includes the work of Nigeria's best known potter, Dr Ladi Kwali, who worked with him in Abuja.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 29 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AA
01865 512320

Crafts and Applied Arts