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York Art Gallery - Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

'Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons' is now open at York Art Gallery. This exhibition will run from 22 June 2018 - 12 May 2019. 

The exhibition will feature several of Rie's beautiful thrown vessels alongside a vast selection of buttons. As well as fabrics from the Anthony Shaw Collection.

Helen Walsh, curator of ceramics at York Museums Trust, said "Lucie Rie is rightly regarded as one of the most influential potters to have practiced in Britain. Her simple Modernist style was in sharp contrast to the sentimental idea of pottery being a rural craft in England during the 50s and 60s. Today her influence shows no signs of diminishing and her studio ceramics are highly sought after by collectors all over the world. This exhibition will feature a wide variety of her ceramic vessels alongside hundreds of her handmade buttons. Lucie created these after spotting a gap in the market as many British button factories had been requisitioned for the War effort. The results are beautiful in their simplicity, ornate yet practical. They will be displayed in eye catching ways and presented with new research into this largely undocumented part of Rie's work."

More information about the York Art Gallery exhibition can be viewed here

Erskine, Hall & Coe will soon open a Lucie Rie exhibition, which will focus on thrown bowls and vases from the 1930s through the late 1980s. This will be on display at our London gallery from 27 June - 20 July. 

Photography in this article is by Phil Sayer.

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