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Image: Lucie Rie, Bowl, 1977. MIMA

Visit The Adventure of Pottery and step into the world of Lucie Rie in MIMA’s new exhibition of her life’s work from Friday 11th November to Sunday 12th February. Ground breaking in her time, she was one of very few female potters who led the world of ceramics with innovative and experimental processes. The exhibition will feature works spanning over six decades and will provide a chance for a new generation to interact with Lucie Rie’s influential work, which is imbued with a playful sense of experimentation and uses techniques of sgraffito and glazes to interesting effect.

MIMA’s director Elinor Morgan explains: “Lucie Rie’s ceramics and incredible making techniques laid the groundwork for many others. It is an opportunity to focus on a lifetime of her pots and we are excited to welcome to MIMA those encountering Rie’s work for the first time as well as art and craft enthusiasts who know her work.”

Middlesbrough has a rich creative history, particularly with industrial processes, and it’s easy to see the parallels between the production of pots and ceramics and our own local cultural history. You can witness the evolution of Lucie Rie’s work and learn more about the adventurous and often surprising world of pottery, in what promises to be an interesting and inventive exhibition.

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery is at MIMA, Middlesbrough from Friday 11th November-Sunday 12th February.


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