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Clay Dynasty

11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023

Major exhibition to chart the diversity of studio ceramics in Australia - a collaboration with Aileen Sage Architects, AX Interactive, supported by Brickworks.


11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.
Closed exhibition

Recollect: Ceramics

Finished 21 August 2016
Powerhouse Museum

The thrilling potential of a material that can be modelled in myriad ways, patterned, coloured and then fired has never ceased to attract makers and users. Recollect: Ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum reveals how ceramic artists have used creative ideas and technical skills to transform clay into evocative works that enchant, intrigue and inspire.

The display includes historical Hispano-Moresque wares and Chinese vases alongside showpieces from such celebrated European ceramic factories as Meissen, Sèvres, Minton, Wedgwood, Doulton, KPM, and Villeroy & Boch. Richly expressive contemporary artworks — both Australian and international — feature prominently. It is arranged in seven key groupings:

  • Art and industry
  • Contemporary ceramics
  • Indigenous ceramics
  • International exhibitions
  • Majolica
  • Porcelain
  • Red glazes