Venue, Timing and Cost
"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.
Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 29 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AA