Politics on Pots

7 October – 31 December 2019

Designer Harriet Coles has developed a range of household china called ‘Brexitware’, including a fun pair of egg cups asking, ‘Soft Brexit or Hard Brexit’?

Coles was inspired by the familiar ‘Willow Pattern’ plate, but take a closer look. She has used this traditional style of blue-and-white pottery to record the impact of Brexit on Britain.

The new works are on display together with printed earthenware from the Walker’s historic collections. Eighteenth-century jugs show that putting politics on pots is nothing new; even two hundred years ago, the UK’s relationship with Europe was the focus of lively debate.


Further information:
  • Location  Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
  • How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
  • Opening hours 10 am – 5 pm daily, e except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day.
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 0151 478 4199