In our 10th annual exhibition, Two Temple Place will showcase the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of Black women artists working in clay.

Body Vessel Clay spans 70 years of ceramics, celebrating the medium in new and surprising ways. Beginning with the seminal Nigerian potter, Ladi Kwali, and examining her interaction with 1950s British studio pottery, this important new exhibition brings together a rich history with experimental new works by women working with clay today.

The artists in this exhibition reimagine ceramics to include performance, sculptural installation, and moving image. This new perspective on one of the world’s oldest artforms will reinterpret the line of Kwali’s influence through Dame Magdalene Odundo and a younger generation of international contemporary Black women artists working with clay in radical new ways.

Body Vessel Clay will be accompanied by a busy programme of talks, events, late night openings and craft workshops – sign up to the mailing list know to be the first to know!

The exhibition is curated by independent curator, researcher and writer Dr Jareh Das.

*Exhibition dates above are TBC – confirmed dates to announced soon.



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