The Wall of Pots

The Centre of Ceramic Art’s 17 metre long Wall of Pots presents over 1,000 ceramics from across our collection.

These include examples from our archaeology collection right through to our social history collection, dating from the Roman period to the present day.

The first display in this enormous case celebrates colour in ceramics and is designed to offer a rainbow of pots. Ceramists have a long history of experimenting with materials and techniques to create colour and texture, as demonstrated by the incredible range of examples in this display.

Follow the potter’s journey from manipulating the clay, developing extraordinary glazes, to the dramatic firing process and learn more about the skill, the challenges and the dangers involved in creating these ceramic objects.

An interactive screen enables visitors to learn the names, makers and dates of each piece in the display.