A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

Until Sun 4 August


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Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is pleased to present A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger, an exhibition of modern ceramics and glass, curated by Joanna Bird. The exhibition brings together works of eleven makers and sets their work against the historic interiors of the manor, designed by renowned architect Sir John Soane.

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger forms part of Pitzhanger’s ongoing programme drawing on the legacy of Soane, who sought to display contemporary art alongside his treasures from antiquity, and intended his home to be a school for learning design principles and as a tool to stimulate people’s visual imagination.

Among the featured artists is Emmanuel Boos, known for his deep knowledge of ceramic glazes and has made innovative groups of brick formations, a nod to Soane’s background—his father was a bricklayer. Having studied under the renowned potter Jean Girel in France, Boos was an artist in residence at Sèvres – Cité de la céramique from 2016–2019. This year, he is shortlisted as one of the 30 finalists for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024.

The exhibition also features Prue Cooper, known for her slip-decorated press-moulded earthenware incorporating moments of poetry in her illustration; and Steffen Dam, whose intricate glassworks recall botanical drawings of the Nineteenth Century. Joseph Harrington, also working with glass, creates large shard-like sculptures permeated with gradual tones of colour, as if hewn from a glacier.

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