The Ballantyne Collection of Studio Ceramics Exhibition & Talks

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The Ballantyne Collection of Studio Ceramics Exhibition & Talks


The Ballantyne Collection of Studio Ceramics
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
11th November 2017 – Spring 2018

C Gallery, First Floor

The Ballantyne collection of 20th century studio ceramics was started in 1971 by Rollo and Marion Ballantyne. On a wet day in Cornwall, Rollo’s brother David, a ceramicist and teacher, suggested that they visit the studio of potter Michael Cardew. The Ballantynes purchased a stoneware stool and they were bitten by the ‘clay bug’.

This spotlight exhibition will feature some highlights from the reserve collection, which expands upon the Castle’s ground floor gallery, which is dedicated to this outstanding collection. The collection represents the work of 60 potters, including Richard Batterham and Ray Finch, Bernard Leach, David Leach and Alan Caiger-Smith, Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, Mary Rogers and Joanna Constantinidis , Jane Hamlyn and Janice Tchalenko.

The Ballantyne Collection in Context Lecture and Gallery Tour
24th March 2018 | 11am – 12.30pm 
Booking Required

You can also join a gallery tour and lectureby potter and lecturer Josie Walter, who will be looking at the roots of the studio pottery movement and how this is reflected in the Ballantynes’ approach to collecting. The talk will be followed by a short tour of the new Ballantyne exhibition with the Curator, Pamela Wood. A new catalogue of the Ballantyne Collection will also be available to purchase on the day.

Booking a place for the talk in advance is essential.

The cost is £8, which also allows free entry to the Museum and Art Gallery

If you have any queries do contact Harriet Hathaway, Assistant in Decorative Arts on: 0115 8762469 or


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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Concessions (under 16s, over 65s and UK students)£6.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children)£20.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

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