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