Michael Reid CLAY is a gateway for inspiration, insights and the acquisition of important ceramic and pottery art.
CLAY will in the course of any year highlight significant individual practitioners and conduct solo and thematic exhibitions. CLAY will also reach back to our mid 20th Century understanding, of the applied and decorative arts, placing the art practice of now in sharper context.
“Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are now more makers, sellers, and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery captures this authenticity in ways no other medium can”.
Amber Creswell Bell curator of Michael Reid CLAY & author of Clay Contemporary Ceramic Artisans, Thames & Hudson, 2016