Next week the Geffrye Museum is again playing host to Ceramics in the City and over 50 ceramicists of all stripes. It always amazes me how much variety can be packed into a show dedicated to a single medium.
I love the simplicity of Akiko Hirai's forms that couple so well with the rich surfaces.
Ruth King's handbuilt strong forms are also a long-time favourite showing real mastery that I don't often get to see in person.
Albert Montserrat is new to me, I saw the sole remaining pot he had on his stand at Art in Clay Hatfield - and it left me wanting to see more.
Lesley Risby is also new to me, introduced by an article in Ceramic Review that discussed her intriguing method, which I'm looking forward to examining the results in the flesh.
Tim Lake always seems to pull together a beautiful family of works for his stands, and I usually covet the whole lot. He recently moved to Wales so it will be interesting to see if the new location is evident in the new work...