IN LONDON, AN EXHIBITION OF UNUSUAL WORKS TEASES THE SENSES OF SIGHT AND TOUCH
by Nuala Ernest
Approaching the Hayward Gallery, I was curious to the point of apprehension about the idea of an exhibition devoted to, as the title “Strange Clay” suggests, just one medium. I didn’t expect to feel as intrigued, engaged, and moved as I did — or to find this survey of the creations a range of contemporary artists working in the ceramics field to be so much fun.
Cliff Lauson, the director of exhibitions at Somerset House, a vibrant arts center housed in a neoclassical building in the heart of London, served as the curator of Strange Clay, an exhibition he has described as a survey of a selected group of contemporary artists’ productions rather than as an encyclopedic presentation of ceramic art today.
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