Wednesday, 16 November 2016

SHAPING CERAMICS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM


Gorgeous exhibition at the Jewish Museum of work by ceramicists, including by Ruth Duckworth, whom I remember from my very early childhood. She and her husband Aidron lived just up the road from us in Kew. They had a converted chapel or perhaps warehouse; very clay-ey.  I liked her, but I can't remember why. My sister Sian says it is because she was very generous with juice and biscuits.

Pottery is rather undervalued (Ruth called herself a sculptor).  I think it fills an interesting space between abstraction and the figurative. Everything on display is also unarguably beautiful, though little of it could be called merely decorative (perhaps Rie's buttons?)

 http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/ceramics

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