This March, book this great ceramics fair in the diary. This three day London based event is full to the brim with incredible ceramicists.
The UK’s favourite ceramics event returns larger than ever with more exhibitors, a major new exhibition area and live demos and talks.
After a sellout in 2019, this year’s CAL is bigger than ever, with 20 new stalls, more new faces, a new exhibition area showcasing contemporary developments in ceramic practise, and a live demonstration area, in addition to our ever-popular Claytalks programme, ceramics bookshop and toolshop and the usual top class selection of exhibitors stands for 2020
Independent Ceramics Market provides a unique opportunity to see / buy a diverse range of affordable ceramic artwork, and buy direct from the maker.
This event brings together a community of over 60 ceramicists, that include current students, up-and-coming graduates, as well as established ceramicists from various ceramic studio’s, making it the ideal location for discovering a new wave of early career, and some more established ceramic artist.
Pick up unique and original ceramics, from cups to art sculptures, the broad range of makers will have something for everyone.
Artists have taken the iconic ‘Choose Love’ slogan, originally created by Katherine Hamnet in the 1980s and each created a one off piece.
‘It has so far raised over £50,000 for the charity and seen artists such as Sir Anish Kapoor, Alexa Coe, Stanley Donwood, Mustafa Halusi and Noel Fielding contributing artworks to the project. Each piece is available to buy throughout the exhibition, and then later via Print Club London’s online gallery‘
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Portmeirion is a British success story. Its innovative designs have set trends in the pottery industry over six decades. The company has thrived at a time when many of its famous, long-established rivals have not managed to survive. 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Susan Williams-Ellis (1918-2007), founder of the pottery, whose classic designs include ‘Totem’, ‘Magic City’ and the ever-popular ‘Botanic Garden’.
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years,Lee Krasner: Living Colourtells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.
Still time to catch this great exhibition at the Design Museum. ‘Home Futures’ runs until March.
Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
A new exhibition launched this month at The Barbican, London is Modern Couples – Art, Intimacy and the Avant Garde.
It explores the working relationships of couples in art and design. Those that were long lasting and others that were just fleeting. This exhibition explores how love and emotion is transfered from the personal to the working relationship.
Including Dora Maar& Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel& Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emilie Flöge& Gustav Klimt– plus many more.