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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

  • Where:
    Centre of Ceramic Art, York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
  • When:
    22 June to 12 May
    10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    April 26th 2019 at 10:00am
  • How much:
    Included in the cost of gallery admission.
  • Contact:
    01904 687 687
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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons
As one of the most respected potters of the 20th century, Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995) was known for her finely thrown and beautifully decorated functional domestic ceramics.

She emigrated to the UK during the Second World War and began producing ceramic buttons for the fashion industry, after spotting a gap in the market as many British button factories had been requisitioned for the War effort.

This exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery highlights this less well known area of her practice, displaying hundreds of her buttons alongside many examples of domestic wares she became celebrated for.

York Press