Ceramics

Magdalene Odundo discusses dancing with clay ahead of Venice Biennale exhibition

Ceramics have at last gained due prominence in contemporary art. After decades of making her sensual vessels, the Kenyan-British artist explains why

Ceramics are central to humanity. To dismiss them as 'decorative' is absurd

Artists from Magdalene Odundo to Ai Weiwei are demonstrating that the art form goes way beyond the "applied"

New book deep dives into the vast collection of W.A. Ismay—the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery

The "professional Yorkshireman" had more than 3,600 pieces including the likes of Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach

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New film starring Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor puts trailblazing Art Deco designer and craftswoman Clarice Cliff back in the spotlight

Best known for her ceramic pieces characterised by bold outlines and a vivid colour palette, Cliff was initially derided by the men who dominated her industry

Art dealer's huge studio ceramics collection is up for sale—including the pot that Hans Coper swapped for a goat called Jennea

Phillips and Maak Contemporary Ceramics will jointly sell the collection of the late John Driscoll on 10 November, including works by Lucie Rie, Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji

Sumptuous contemporary ceramics awaken Baroque palace in Berlin

The richly decorated Schloss Köpenick serves as backdrop to a show of works by three artists whose motifs encompass the natural world and Greek legends

The art of ceilings and domes—a book on where to see them

Almost a travel guide, this publication illustrates the great art to be found around the world, so long as you look up

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Renaissance prints as sources of images for maiolica and bronze reliefs

The interactions of Renaissance drawing, printing and ceramics

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Potty about pictures: ancient Athenian vases are an important historical resource—but this book fails to deliver

Large gaps in the material and a lack of thorough explanation make this volume less useful than it could be

Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery gives Betty Woodman her first retrospective in years

The posthumous survey traces the artist’s trajectory, from classic pottery to wildly dramatic forms

See the ‘holy grail’ of American porcelain at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

The 18th-century punch bowl was unearthed during an archaeological dig in Philadelphia

East Londoners to help artist Aaron Angell build capital’s first public gas-fired kiln

Ceramicist says project will give local young adults and artists new insights into ceramics practice

Reconstruction: V&A detectives crack Meissen mystery

3D scanning of 19th-century copy provides missing parts needed to piece together 1740s porcelain fountain

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Maiolica explained through the world’s greatest collection of Renaissance decorative art

This book, linked to a current exhibition, explores the V&A’s unrivalled holdings

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Impressive publication on the anonymous 'RA' collection of Chinese porcelain

Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos' three-volume catalogue is painstakingly researched and beautifully presented

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Local collectors pick and choose in Chinese art and ceramics sales, with unsold lots increasing in key auctions

The days when buyers would pay top prices for any work seem to be over, as a maturing market becomes more selective and sensitive to change in the global economy

Openings and expansions: Ceramics at the V&A

Over 3000 objects from 2500CB to the present day on display

Salvador Dalí tea set for V&A

Will be shown in Surreal Things exhibition next year

The new domesticity in Contemporary art

Focus is on the decorative arts at Art Basel Miami Beach

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Book review: 'English Pottery 1620-1840' is the harvest of a long and fruitful career:

Robin Hildyard’s book on English pottery is a fitting culmination of his distinguished V&A curatorship

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Christie’s Picasso sale saw prices soar; but the highest-priced lots were the least desired

Most of the unsold lots were high-value items unlikely to attract new buyers

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The sale of Chinese porcelain triumphed during Asia Week

Excellent results for an exemplary group of Chinese porcelain