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Rhik Samadder tries … pottery: ‘I’m making a bowl – if it’s hideous, we’ll call it an ashtray’
Working clay is as much meditation as craft, but there is so much to learn, from ram’s head wedging to coiling and glazing. And the results sometimes leave a lot to be desired

Rhik Samadder

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The north is full of exquisite treasures. If only we actually got to hear of them | Rachel Cooke
In York, the results of one man’s obsessive collecting reveals that culture is alive and well beyond the capital

Rachel Cooke

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘It’s like playing with mud’: how pottery is enjoying a revival
Sales of pots and applications for courses are soaring across the UK as the Leach Pottery in St Ives is discovering

Steven Morris

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We’ve got the hots for pots: David Morrissey and Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor on The Colour Room
The actors talk about their new film chronicling the life of fiery, passionate ceramicist Clarice Cliff, the groundbreaking art deco genius who brought a shot of colour into a drab world

Zoe Williams

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Colour Room review – Clarice Cliff story paints a bright and breezy picture
Phoebe Dynevor dazzles as the factory girl who became a celebrated ceramic artist in this rather too feelgood period drama

Cath Clarke

09, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Grayson Perry on art, cats – and the meaning of life: ‘If you don’t have self doubt, you’re not trying hard enough’
The Turner winning artist takes a break from his live tour to answer readers’ questions on everything from class and gender identity to whether he can still make controversial art

Emine Saner

09, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Letter: Richard Batterham obituary
Penny McBreen writes: Richard was generous with his time, and encouraging, but very focused on his work

Penny McBreen

08, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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‘Clay feels perverse’ – Theaster Gates on working on Obama’s library and going back to pottery
The superstar ‘social artist’ has revived derelict buildings and rescued a legendary record collection – but in lockdown, as two new UK exhibitions show, it was singing and throwing pots that made him happy

Alex Needham

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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From a cookie jar to couplets and cocaine – Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review
This sprawling trio of exhibitions collects objects from many sources, marked by sometimes traumatic history, alongside Gates’s own, magnificent work

Adrian Searle

29, Sep, 2021 @7:10 AM

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‘A couple of weeks ago I lost it’: Lisa Havilah on finding and misplacing loved ones’ creations
The chief executive of Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum has lived her life through objects, but it is the pieces made by family that she holds dearest

As told to Katie Cunningham

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Richard Batterham obituary
Potter whose stoneware in the Leach tradition was both modest and majestic

Tanya Harrod

19, Sep, 2021 @3:55 PM

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‘This place is on the move’: how artists are reviving Cornwall’s St Austell
Project including UK’s tallest ceramic sculpture is raising profile of town often overlooked by holidaymakers

Steven Morris

29, Aug, 2021 @12:41 PM

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