Cel­e­brate ce­ram­ics this month with a new sell­ing show, ex­hi­bi­tion and book

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BUY Some­thing from one of the 90 imag­i­na­tive ce­ram­i­cists re­turn­ing to Kings Cross from all over the world for Cen­tral Saint Martins’ sec­ond Ceramic Art Lon­don buy­ing fair, held in its Gra­nary Square build­ing. Pick up any­thing from an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion by Ben Ar­nup ( be­low) to one of Ger­man artist Fenella Elms’ bristling sculp­tures (right, 31 March–2 April; ce­ram­ics.org.uk).

SEE ‘The Stu­dio and the Sea’, a pair of ex­hi­bi­tions put on to cel­e­brate the re­open­ing of Tate St Ives on Corn­wall’s craggy coast this month: it has been closed for two years for ma­jor re­struc­tur­ing, over­seen by Cana­dian prac­tice Jamie Fobert Ar­chi­tects. Link­ing the ce­ram­ics stu­dio with the salty sea, our pick of the pair is ‘That Con­tin­u­ous Thing’, which looks at 100 years of pot­ters’ stu­dios across the world, with works pro­duced at wheels in places from Ja­pan to Cal­i­for­nia (31 March– 3 Septem­ber; tate.org.uk).

READ Clay: Con­tem­po­rary Ceramic Ar­ti­sans (Thames & Hud­son, £24.95), a com­pen­dium cat­a­logu­ing 50 di­verse pot­ters, their work­ing pro­cesses and the fi­nal re­sults. They range from Stock­holm­based Anna Lerinder’s black stoneware teapots to Keiko Mat­sui’s white, bul­bous pots made us­ing kintsugi, the Ja­panese art of re­build­ing bro­ken ce­ram­ics us­ing a lac­quer laced with pow­dered gold.

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