|15 Apr 2023||15.00-16.00||Kettle’s Yard University of Cambridge Castle Street Cambridge CB3 0AQ||Book Now|
Join us at Kettle’s Yard for an informal seated discussion between exhibition curator Eliza Spindel, and researcher and writer Kimberley Chandler. This conversation will explore our current exhibition Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery with a particular focus on Rie’s button making practice.
£8 (£6 Friends, £5 students), booking required
About Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery
This major exhibition celebrates one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, offering a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902–1995) ground-breaking practice. The first survey of her pottery in the UK in over 20 years, Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery features more than 100 works, including bowls, vases, tableware and buttons.
Born in Vienna, Rie’s early pots from the 1920s and 30s are infused with clarity and innovation, characteristics that informed her artistic approach throughout her working life. In 1938 she emigrated to London to escape Nazi persecution, a turning point in her life and work. As one of a small number of independent female potters working in Britain after the war, Rie was to forge her own path at odds with prevailing trends. Her remarkable body of work continues to inspire today.
About Kimberley Chandler
Dr Kimberley Chandler is an independent writer, researcher and editor who specialises in craft history and theory.
The Ede Room is wheelchair accessible via a lift. The galleries on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible. They can be physically accessed from the entrance area by steps or a ramp. There is a lift up to the Edlis Neeson Research Space.