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Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection

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Contemporary British Studio Ceramics:

The Grainer Collection

1 October 2010-13 March 2011

Mint Museum of Craft + Design at

the Mint Museum Uptown





10 March 2011

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts


Free with museum admission


Diane and Marc Grainer

photo by Roger Foley

American Style (April 2007)


Selected from the collection of Diane and Marc Grainer, this exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary British studio ceramics in the U.S. Comprised of functional and sculptural objects made between the 1980s and now, this show includes works by established "contemporary classic artists" as well as cutting edge artists. 


For general information on the artists in this exhibition, see the following sources and more in The Mint Museum Library:

  • Carlano, Annie. Contemporary British Studio Ceramics. London: Yale University Press, 2010.
    • The catalog is available now from The Mint Museum shops. 
  • Jones, Jeffrey. Studio Pottery in Britain 1900-2005. London: A&C Black, 2007.
  • Sassoon, Adrian. Contemporary British Ceramics. London. Adrian Sassoon, 2005.
  • Whiting, David. Modern British Potters and their Studios. London. A&C Black, 2009.
    • This book inspired an exhibition at Goldmark Gallery featuring work by all of the artists in the text including Neil Brownsword, Jim Malone, Ken Eastman and Annie Turner. This video provides a summary of the book and the show and includes interviews with the author, the photographer and featured artists discussing the text, the exhibition, and their work in general.


The Mint Museum Uptown Cell Phone Audio Tour is no longer available for this exhibition. (November 2015) 

  • Look for the cell phone symbol.  
  • Dial in to listen to Mint staff, volunteers, community leaders, and the artists themselves in a self-paced audio tour of the Mint Museum. 
  • Enter the artwork number followed by the # sign. 

 Information regarding the Grainer Collection is available from the Cell Phone Audio Tour.  Just dial (704) 719-2598, then press 47 followed by the # sign. 


Artists in the Exhibition


Nicholas Arroyave-Portela 



Ian Auld


Felicity Aylieff 


Gordon Baldwin

  • Read a short profile from Aberystwyth University
  • View an artist's statement and exhibition history.

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 48 followed by the # sign. 


Paul Barron

  • Read a brief biography


Richard Batterham

  • Read a quote from the artist along with a brief biography
  • See examples of his work at the Godfrey & Watt gallery 


Svend Bayer


Peter Beard


Jenny Beavan



Anthony Bennett

  • View Bennett's Craft Council listing which includes publications, exhibitions, awards and more.


Suzanne Bergne


Sebastian Blackie


Betty Blandino

  • Read statements from the artist here and here


Clive Bowen


Alison Britton 


Bill Brown

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 56 followed by the # sign.


Christie Brown


Neil Brownsword

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 55 followed by the # sign.


Glenda Cahillane


Simon Carroll


Peter Clough

  • View the artist's website
  • Read a brief overview of Clough's life and work


Joanna Constantinidis

  • Read Constantinidis's obituary published in The Guardian
  • Constantinidis's profile at Aberystwyth University 


Robert Cooper

  • Visit the artist's website


Waistel Cooper

  • Read Cooper's obituary published in The Independent
  • View a short profile and examples of his work at studiopottery.com


Claire Curneen

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 50 followed by the # sign.


Derek Davis


Stephen Dixon 


Ruth Duckworth 


Ken Eastman 


Geoffrey Eastop 

  • View Eastop's artist statement at Oxford Ceramics
  • Read a brief biography of the artist 


Philip Eglin

  • View artist's profile at Barrett Marsden Gallery
  • Read a short article on the artist by Alun Graves 


Robert Fournier 


Virginia Graham

  • Visit the artist's website
  • Read Graham's artist's statement


Ian Godfrey 

  • Read Godfrey's obituary published in The Independent
  • View the artist's profile at Galerie Besson 
  • Read an article about the artist by David Whiting 


Morgen Hall 


Henry Hammond 

  • Read an extensive article on the artist from the Crafts Study Centre
  • View the artist's profile at VADS 


Peter Hayes


Ewen Henderson


Nicholas Homoky

  • Read a brief biography from the Bircham Gallery 


Martin Kaldahl 

  • Read a brief description of his work
  • Read a brief biography of the artist 


Walter Keeler 


Dan Kelly

  • Visit the artist's website
  • View his profile and see examples of his work at studiopottery.co.uk


Julian King-Salter 


Gabriele Koch 

  • View the artist's profile at Hidden Art London
  • Read a review of a 2009 exhibition from Ceramic Art & Perception by Tony Birks 
  • View her artist's statement and a list of exhibitions and collections 


Ryoji Koie 


Peter Lane 

  • View the artist's website
  • Read about Lane's history, past exhibitions, and publications


David Leach 

  • Read Leach's obituary from The Independent
  • Read a remembrance the artist that appeared in Ceramics Monthly in 2005


Janet Leach 


Jennifer Lee


Gillian Lowndes 


Jim Malone




Kate Malone


     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 49 followed by the # sign.


John Maltby


Victor Margrie


William Marshall

  • Read Marshall's obituary published in The Guardian

  • View Marshall's profile from studiopottery.com


Carol McNicoll


Jonathan Middlemiss

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View the artist's profile at Oakwood Ceramics


Craig Mitchell

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Mitchell's profile at the Scottish Arts Council 

  • Read a brief article describing Mitchell's 2006 exhibit at the Scottish Gallery


Aki Moriuchi 

  • Read the artist's statement 

  • Read briefly about Moriuchi's life and technique for creating 


Elspeth Owen 


Lawson Oyekan

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 51 followed by the # sign. 


Colin Pearson

  • Pearson featured at Hart Gallery

  • Pearson featured at Galerie Besson

  • Read Pearson's obituary from The Times, London


Grayson Perry 


John Pollex

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Pollex's profile on studiopotter.co.uk

  • View Pollex's profile at The Bircham Gallery


Jacqueline Poncelet 

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Poncelet's profile at Aberystwyth University


Nicholas Rena 

  • Visit the artist's website
  • View Rena's profile at the Barrett Marsden Gallery


Lucie Rie 



     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 54 followed by the # sign.


David Roberts

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Roberts's profile at the Hart Gallery 


Phil Rogers 


Bernard Rooke

  • Visit the artist's website
  • View Rooke's profile on studiopottery.com 


Duncan Ross 

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Ross's profile on studiopottery.co.uk


Antonia Salmon 


Patrick Sargent

  • View Sargent's profile at Aberystwyth University

  • Read Sargent's obituary in The Independent 


Vicky Shaw

  • Visit Shaw's profile at Prifysgol-Aberystwyth University

  • Read her artist's statement from Contemporary Applied Arts

  • Watch Shaw discuss her joint installation with Gwen Heeney entitled "Connectivity" for the 2009 British Ceramics Biennial


Laurance Simon

  • Visit the artist's website

  • Read his artist's statement from the Ceramic Art London website 


Richard Slee 


Martin Smith

  • View Smith's profile at the Barrett Marsden Gallery

  • View Smith's Royal College of Art faculty profile 

  • Smith featured in the British Council collection


Rupert Spira


Julian Stair 

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View his staff profile from Camberwell College of Arts

  • View Stair's profile from Oxford Ceramics


Angus Suttie

  • View Suttie's profile from the British Council

  • Read Suttie's obituary in The Independent


Geoffrey Swindell


Helen Talbot


Sutton Taylor

  • View Taylor's profile from Hart Gallery

  • Read a short review of Taylor's latest exhibit at Hart Gallery


Janice Tchalenko


Byron Temple


Joslyn Tilson

  • View Tilson's exhibition catalogue from Galerie Besson (Note: large PDF)


Ruthanne Tudball


Annie Turner 

     Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 57 followed by the # sign. 


Prue Venables


Edmund de Waal


John Ward


Sasha Wardell

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Wardell's profile from studiopottery.co.uk


Robert Johnson Washington


Jason Wason

  • Visit the artist's website

  • View Wason's profile on studiopottery.co.uk

  • Read an article featuring Wason from BBC Cornwall


Robin Welch


Lucy Whiting

  • Visit the artist's website


Bethan Lloyd Worthington

  • Visit the artist's website
  • Learn more about the artist's studio group Manifold


 Cell Phone Audio Tour (704) 719-2598.  Artwork number 53 followed by the # sign.


Takeshi Yasuda




Created by Madelyn Riggs. Intern for The Mint Museum Library

Updated by Megan Westmoreland.  Intern for the Mint Museum Library. 

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