How to collect ceramics

20 July 2021


Please join collector and curator Sarah Griffin and artist Alison Britton unravelling the complexities of ceramics today. Discussing the specificity of the medium, the talk will explore studio ceramics, traditional techniques and experimental object making.


Alison Britton OBE is a British ceramic artist, with an international reputation, known for her large sculptural, slab-built vessels. She studied at Leeds College of Art, the Central School of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. She was awarded an OBE for her services to art in 1990. Britton has concentrated on making, studying and understanding pots.  Her distinctive sculptural works blur the line between art and craft. Recent solo exhibitions include in 2020 Heat-Work, Corvi-Mora gallery, London; Dialogues, Taste Contemporary, Geneva;  group exhibitions include 2019, An Idea Needing to be Made, Contemporary Ceramics; 2021 Pioneering Women, Oxford Ceramics Gallery.

Sarah Griffin is an independent curator specialising in ceramics and applied arts, with a background in modern and contemporary art. She has regularly curated exhibitions for New Art Centre, Salisbury, since 2010, and organised Modern Makers at Chatsworth in 2013. Sarah is on the Advisory Board of the Contemporary Art Society and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Open School East.


Regarding Covid and your safety, please note, the CAS are adhering to all government guidelines on the day. We shall inform guests of these before arrival.

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