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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

1 January 2019 9:00 am - 3 November 2019 5:00 pm


Porcelain-bottle, 1958-59, by Lucie Rie. Photo by Hil Sayer

York Art Gallery

The ceramics and buttons produced by one of the most respected potters of the 20th Century are on show in a major exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery until 12 May 2019.

Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995) is world renowned for her finely thrown and beautifully decorated functional domestic ceramics. But after she emigrated to the UK, during the Second World War, she began producing ceramic buttons for the fashion industry.

The exhibition will reveal the findings of new research into this less well-known area of Lucie’s practice, displaying hundreds of her buttons alongside many examples of domestic wares she became celebrated for.

This will include more than 30 loans from a private collection which have never been on public display before.


1 January 2019 9:00 am
3 November 2019 5:00 pm
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York Art Gallery
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York, Yorkshire Y01 7EW United Kingdom
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