From Bernard Leach to Grayson Perry, this exhibition celebrates the ceramic artists who broke the mould. Bringing together the most significant modern and contemporary ceramic artists in our collection, it highlights the diversity and excitement of ceramics.
Beginning with Bernard Leach and his role as the father of British studio ceramics, the exhibition features Lucy Rie, Hans Coper and Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie. Complex and experimental ceramic sculpture by Gordon Baldwin, Grant Aston and Sara Radstone will sit alongside exquisite porcelain and bone china from Sasha Wardell, Edmund de Waal and Fenella Elms.
Pioneers also celebrates the donors and collectors who helped establish Swindon’s collection of ceramics and continue to help it grow.