Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the 20th century, this major exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s groundbreaking practice across six decades.
The exhibition will feature more than 100 works, considering the singular nature of Rie’s achievement in pottery, from her functional tableware and elegant bowls, to vases decorated with 'sgraffito' and expressive glazes.
Born in Vienna, Rie’s early pots from the 1920s and 30s echo modernist principles of clarity and innovation, characteristics that were to inform her artistic approach throughout her life. In 1938 she emigrated to London to escape Nazi persecution, a watershed moment in her life and work. As one of a small number of independent women potters working in Britain after the war, Rie was to forge her own path at odds with prevailing trends. Her remarkable body of work, exceptional in its variety, sense of purpose, elegance and experimental nature, continues to astonish and inspire today.
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