Ceramike - Background Information

Matthew Darbyshire: The W.A. Ismay Collection

Jim Malone vase with fish decoration Nick Rees alabarello style vase Charles Vyse chun glazed bowl

The Hepworth, Wakefield - Oct 12th 2013 to Jan 26th 2014

Throughout his life, Bill Ismay was a great supporter of studio pottery. He bequeathed his collection of 3,600 pots by over 500 potters to the Yorkshire Museum.

For this exhibition, Matthew Darbyshire has created an installation which has the same footprint as Bill's terrace house in Wakefield and includes 700 pots with examples by all the makers that Bill supported. The pots are spread across the space which also includes some of Bill's furniture and white goods.