Ask the Expert Q&A 3 October: Top of the Pots! – Helen Walsh and Fiona Green
Helen Walsh and Fiona Green will be answering your questions on Ceramics on Friday 3 October 2014 between 3-4pm BST.
Top of the Pots!
York Art Gallery is home to one of the UK’s largest and most important collections of British studio ceramics. Containing more than 5000 pots by over 500 different artists, the collection covers the whole studio ceramics movement from its roots at the beginning of the 20th century, through to the work of contemporary ceramists.
It is a collection of collectors which began with the Dean of York Minster, Eric Milner White’s collection of early 20th century pots. The collection grew substantially in 2001 with the acquisition of 3500 pots that comprise the collection of Wakefield librarian WA Ismay. Since then, these have be joined by pieces from the collection of Henry Rothschild and the long term loan of the Anthony Shaw Collection.
In 2015 York Art Gallery will reopen following an £8million capital development project. We will also be launching CoCA, our Centre of Ceramic Art, two brand new gallery spaces giving us the opportunity to show more of our collections than ever before.
If you have a burning question about pots, potters, our collections and collectors, or want to find out more about CoCA, this is your opportunity to ask.
Helen Walsh and Fiona Green
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