The Ceramics Galleries in the V&A

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The new ceramics galleries at the V&A have been open a little while but I’ve only just got round to visiting. Still hidden up on the secret top floor, these light airy rooms have been completely transformed.

Gone are the rickety vintage wooden cabinets that would sway worryingly if you moved too close to see the fragile china. In their place are vast modern glass display walls. And the best bit of all is that these new cabinets allow them to display pretty much everything in the collection. Win!

As well as lovely ceramics from every country and period of history, there is also room for contemporary art ceramics and just when you thought it couldn’t get better, they’ve found space for a series of professional ceramicist’s studios with real live ceramicists throwing pots and working away. It’s very lovely.

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