The Rural Idyll: Ceramics

Mary Johnson, Genetically modified tomato jug

Cafe Display
23 July - 27 September 2015

Ceramics from the Harris collection and new pieces by members of the Northern Potters Association made in response to our exhibition   A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural Life in Art.



Artists contributing include Jill Ford, Angela Kwysocki, Colin Jowitt, Roger Bell and Mary Johnson.  Ceramics are inspired by a range of rural themes from the genetic modification of the food we eat to geography and geology.

Work on display from the Harris collection includes traditional ceramics which highlight the Victorian notion of a rural idyll, such as a plate with an image of a milkmaid meeting her suitor and a picturesque hunting scene.

You may also be interested in our exhibition Contemporary Rural Life: Photography from Myerscough College.


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Image: Mary Johnson, Genetically modified tomato jug

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