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Oriental Inspirations

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Oriental Inspirations
9 October 2015 – 17 December, 2015
Elvet Hill

An exhibition of new works by members of the Northern Potters Association inspired by the Oriental Museum’s collections

The Oriental Museum is famous for its ceramic collections which range in date from the Stone Age to the present day and include important pieces from China, Korea, Japan and countries across Southeast Asia. These works have been studied and used for inspiration by contemporary ceramic artists since the museum opened more than 50 years ago.

Over the last 18 month curators at the museum have collaborated with the North East Regional Group of the Northern Potters Association to inspire new works of art. The potters have used all parts of the museum’s collection as their starting point; textiles, painting, calligraphy and sculpture as well as ceramics. The result is an exhibition of varied and exciting new works by more than 20 ceramicists from across the North of England, all of which reflect the richness of the museum’s collections.