Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery

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Jul 14, 2023 at 10:00 amJan 7, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Book your tickets in advance or pay on arrival. Members are granted free entry.

Your General Entry ticket includes entry to all exhibitions and the Collection Galleries

“Sheer pleasure everywhere you look”
Ali Smith, The New Statesman

This major exhibition celebrates Lucie Rie (1902–1995), one of the most accomplished and influential potters of the twentieth century. Featuring work produced across six decades, this display follows the evolution of Rie’s distinguished career, from some of her earliest ceramics made in her native Vienna to striking pieces from the last years of her life.

Rie’s escape from Nazi persecution to Britain in 1938 had a significant impact on her life and work. She established herself as an independent female potter in a male-dominated field, working with the likes of Hans Coper and Bernard Leach. Her extensive technical knowledge and experimentation with glazes and firing to create different colours, textures, and effects, garnered widespread admiration and left a lasting impression on an entire generation of British ceramicists.

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery is organised by Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge and MIMA, part of Teesside University, in association with The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Generously supported by the AKO Foundation and The Headley Trust


Image Credit: Bowl, 1977 ©Estate of Lucie Rie


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