Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Gallery

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Gallery

Location Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Designers: Stanton Williams / Fit-Out: The Hub

The Ceramic galleries at the V&A originally opened in 1909 in a then brand-new building which now forms the grand southern frontage of the museum. As part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ambitious Future Plan, they unveiled the first of its new ceramics galleries in 2009. Today, all the galleries are complete, telling the story of world ceramics through a collection of over 3,000 objects from the earliest Chinese pottery to contemporary ceramic art.

We created a minimalist glass barrier, sympathetic to the classic architectural features of the gallery, while also separating a working ceramics studio from the public displays. We created a wall of three display cases, glass doorways and overhead glazed screens, built around existing columns and stretching up to the 6-metre-high ceiling.

One of our showcases houses a recreation of part of the London workshop of Dame Lucie Rie, an Austrian potter who fled the Nazis in 1938, settling in London to become one of Britain’s leading studio potters.

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