Exhibitions

Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

22 June 2018 – 12 May 2019. Dame Lucie Rie began producing ceramic buttons for the fashion industry during WW2. This exhibition will highlight this less well known area of her practice. Find out more.

Lucie Rie: The Button Factory

 

Sara Radstone: More Than Words

17 November 2017 – 10 June 2018. CoCA presents a moving retrospective exhibition of work by British artist Sara Radstone exploring the themes of memory, history, landscape, humanity, loss and absence. Find out more.

 

A History of British Studio Ceramics

From familiar domestic functional pots to challenging abstract forms, artists continue to explore the malleable nature of this commonplace material and the intimate role it plays in our daily lives. Find out more.

A History of British Studio Ceramics

 

The Anthony Shaw Space

Anthony Shaw has been collecting art for over 40 years and his collection is now on long term loan to York Museums Trust. He is particularly drawn to work that explores the sculptural and painterly qualities of clay. Find out more.

The Anthony Shaw Space

 

The Wall of Pots

Our new 17 metre long Wall of Pots presents over 1,000 ceramics from across our collection, dating from the Roman period right through to the present day in a rainbow of colours. Find out more.

The Wall of Pots