Laura Carlin: Ceramics

21 June  –  15 September 2019

Voted one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 by the Art Director’s Club of America, Laura Carlin is an internationally acclaimed illustrator who has won numerous awards for her work, including the V&A Illustration Award and the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Award in 2015. She has illustrated many children’s books in addition to a weekly column in the Financial Times, and regularly contributes to New York Times, The Guardian and The New Statesman.

For Laura’s first major public exhibition in the UK she has created five large-scale pieces showing the narrative possibilities of ceramics. Using archetypal ceramic forms such as the tile, the plate and the vessel she reveals that pottery, like paper, can be a powerful storytelling medium.

 The exhibition features a series of objects portraying Laura’s development from paper to pottery and five large-scale installations:
  • ‘Noah’s Ark’ with 37 hand-built earthenware figurines
  • Figurines posing against a digitally printed forest
  • A collection of illustrated earthenware plates
  • A mural depicting the history of London from dinosaurs to the present day
  • A hand-built earthenware vessel
Further information
  • Open 10.30 am – 5.00pm (4pm Nov-Mar)
  • Adults: £8.90 / £9.80 (with Gift Aid); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Family (one adult & up to three children): £12.90; Family (two adults & up to three children): £21.70;Children & students: £4.00 / £4.40 (with Gift Aid); Children age 4 & under: FREE; National Art Pass 50% discount
  • Location Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3J
  • Getting there by car From the south: Exit the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere. At the roundabout take the first left following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T-junction, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). Turn right where the road forks onto the B5360.  Follow the drive to Blackwell’s car park. From the north: Exit the M6 at junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick (A66) and Windermere (A591) via Grasmere and Ambleside. Once in Windermere follow signs for Bowness-on-Windermere. Once in Bowness-on-Windermere follow the road to Blackwell which is situated just off the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) and turn right where the road forks onto the B5360. Follow the drive to Blackwell’s car park. By train: Oxenholme is the nearest main-line railway station, a connecting train will bring you into Windermere (three miles from Blackwell). Buses run to Bowness-on-Windermere, 1½ miles north of Blackwell. Alternatively taxis are available from Windermere Station to Blackwell
  • For more information please call 015394 46139