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8 May – 4 August 2024

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

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8 May – 4 August 2024

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

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“Play with process and expand typical definitions of ceramics and glassworks.”

Evening Standard


Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is pleased to present A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger, an exhibition of modern ceramics and glass, curated by Joanna Bird.  The exhibition brings together works of eleven makers and sets their work against the historic interiors of the manor, designed by renowned architect Sir John Soane.

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger forms part of Pitzhanger’s ongoing programme drawing on the legacy of Soane, who sought to display contemporary art alongside his treasures from antiquity, and intended his home to be a school for learning design principles and as a tool to stimulate people’s visual imagination.


8 May – 4 August 2024


Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ


Access with general admission

Enjoy free admission during the following times:

  • Unlimited access for Members at all times.
  • Sundays 10am–noon and First Thursdays 5–8pm for Ealing Borough residents.

Concessions available

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Among the featured artists is Emmanuel Boos, known for his deep knowledge of ceramic glazes and has made innovative groups of brick formations, a nod to Soane’s background—his father was a bricklayer. Having studied under the renowned potter Jean Girel in France, Boos was an artist in residence at Sèvres – Cité de la céramique from 2016–2019. This year, he is shortlisted as one of the 30 finalists for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024.

The exhibition also features Prue Cooper, known for her slip-decorated press-moulded earthenware incorporating moments of poetry in her illustration; and Steffen Dam, whose intricate glassworks recall botanical drawings of the Nineteenth Century. Joseph Harrington, also working with glass, creates large shard-like sculptures permeated with gradual tones of colour, as if hewn from a glacier.

Further contributions include Hanne Heuch’s reflective porcelain pieces inspired by Norwegian landscapes; Tom Perkins’ detailed stone carvings; William Plumptre’s vases which incorporate traditional techniques with a modern twist; Nicholas Rena’s innovative ceramic sculptures; Judith Rowe’s decorative slipware; Matthew Warner’s historically inspired pottery; and Gregory Warren Wilson’s multilayered glass works that explore optical effects and light.

Exhibition Events

Artist Talk with Joseph Harrington, Gregory Warren Wilson and Curator Joanna Bird

Thursday 16 May, 6.45–7.45pm

£12 Standard
£9 Members

Inside A Fine Line with Curator Joanna Bird at Pitzhanger

Saturday 18 May, noon–2pm

Free with General Admission, drop-in

Press Coverage

  • “Play with process and expand typical definitions of ceramics and glassworks.” — Evening Standard
  • London Craft Week Highlights — House & Garden (June issue)
  • 8 craft exhibitions to see in the UK this May — Crafts magazine
  • The essential guide to London Craft Week 2024 — Luxury London

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Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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