In the Headley Lecture Theatre and via Zoom online

With ceramicists Alison Britton and Annie Turner

In association with the Oxford Ceramics Gallery, we are delighted to host a talk by two exceptional artists who will feature in their forthcoming exhibition, Hand Built.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet renowned British ceramicists Annie Turner and Alison Britton as they showcase their remarkable craftsmanship, and share their artistic journey and inspirations in this talk.

Halima Cassell, also part of the Hand Built exhibition, will be presenting a Masterclass demonstration at the Museum later this summer, so watch this space for more details.

Ceramic pot in brown with black marks made by artist Alison Britton

Ceramic work by Alison Britton


Alison Britton is a leading British ceramic artist with an international reputation. She was one of the influential group of students who came out of the Royal College of Art in the 1970s. Their radical  work challenged and deconstructed notions of ceramics and became known as 'New Ceramics'. Britton has concentrated on making, studying and understanding pots.  Her distinctive sculptural works blur the line between art and craft. Her works are hand-built from rolled slabs of clay, not thrown on a wheel. She has exhibited worldwide and also writes and lectures on current practice and curates exhibitions. 

Annie Turner is a ceramic sculptor living and working in Suffolk. She studied three dimensional design and ceramics at the Royal College of Art. She is inspired by natural fragments collected in the banks of the river Deben, as well as by the weather, landscape, water, the tides and the changing seasons. Her work can be seen in museum collections, at the V&A and the Fitzwilliam and she was shortlisted for the Loewe craft prize in July 2019 in Tokyo.


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