Jacob van der Beugel at Chatsworth


Jacob van der Beugel has been commissioned to create a permanent ceramic installation throughout the entire North Sketch Gallery at Chatsworth to complement the displays of historic ceramics from the Devonshire Collection. The North Sketch Seqeunce will open to the public from 16th March 2014.

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Opening Night of the North Sketch Sequence at Chatsworth


The North Sketch Sequence by Jacob van der Beugel was unveiled last night at Chatworth House. The permentant ceramic gallery is made up of 659 panels depicting the Duke and Duchess's DNA. This prestigous commission was described by the Duke as 'the most important addition to the house since 1832 and it will be part of the permanent collection.'

Geoffrey Mann's Shine acquired by Museum of Arts and Design, New York

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We are delighted to announce that Geoffrey Mann's work Shine has been acquired by The Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

This exciting acquisition now means that Geoffrey has work in three important US collections, the other two being MoMA and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Joanna Bird at Grange Park Opera

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Joanna Bird was invited to show a pop up art installation at Grange Park Opera 2013. Sandy Brown’s large sculptures Prelude and Lentissimo look wonderful in front of the auditorium.

Art Fund COLLECT 2013

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Halima Cassell's Calliope won the Art fund COLLECT prize. Rebecca Bridgeman and Martin Ellis, curators at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery acquire Calliope as part of their permanent collection of Islamic and South Asian Art works.

The Art Fund offerers UK museums a chance to acquire outstanding work of contemporary craft through Art Fund Collect and enhance their contemporary craft collections.

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Blown App


Geoff Mann has created an innovative new interactive app for the IPad to co-inside with the launch of his new work ‘Blown’ (on left). The app provides a unique way to engage with the work.

BLOWN,is a free download and allows users to actually blow onto the screen of the IPad and deform the cup in real time. They are then be able to save the animation and upload it to twitter with an automatic hashtag, creating a critical mass of bespoke blown animations.

You can get the app from the app store on itunes here



We are pleased to announce that Joanna Bird has been accepted as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

See her page here.