Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics

11.12.2019 Event

This autumn the Building Centre celebrates the resurgence of ceramics in contemporary architecture through Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics. The exhibition which brings together the artists, craftsmens and manufacturers working on ground-breaking projects in this material, showing from 19 September 2019 until January 2020.

The show explores a close connection between hand-held ceramic objects and large-scale urban interventions. Also from the glazed household items that inspire whole building facades to the manufacturers using scaled-up processes familiar to studio potters. Both traditional production methods and innovative technology are equally embraced in the show, with hand-crafted pieces sitting alongside mass ceramic production and robotic technology. Newly completed projects, buildings still under construction, handmade items and classic examples of ceramics in architecture come together to help tell the story of ceramics.

‘Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ is an exhibition curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and Fettle Studio, founded by Lydia Johnson. The practices and artists featured includes: AHMM, Assemble, Toni Cumella, EPR Architects with ceramicist Kate Malone, Eric Parry Architects with artist Richard Deacon.