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Exhibition, Thu 1 Mar - Thu 10 May 2018, £7.70

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Image: Katie Spragg, 'Daydream'



    Recognised as one of the country’s finest up-and-coming talents, Royal College of Art graduate, Katie Spragg combines clay with a range of processes including animation, illustration and installation. Her works aim to evoke a sense of wonder about being outside in nature.

    The exhibition of ceramics at Blackwell will showcase eight new responses to the Arts and Crafts house and the surrounding landscape, alongside six existing works previously displayed by the Craft Council COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery, Miami Art Week and the British Ceramic Biennial Award show.

    Spragg spent a week at Blackwell in November and was inspired to create new works based on her experience. She said, “In the mornings Blackwell feels very serene. The nooks and corners of the house lend themselves to daydreaming, particularly at this time of day. I became interested in how the landscape is framed through the windows of the house and also how nature is brought inside.”

    Alongside this exhibition at Blackwell, two digital works by Spragg will also be on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery from 12 January – 28 April 2018.

    Spragg’s works are in demand. A recent piece, Hedgerow, was purchased in spring 2017 by the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Whether through sharing a story or conjuring a collective memory, Spragg’s works highlight the forgotten sources of joy and amusement that surround us, and aim to arose curiosity.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 1 Mar - Thu 10 May 2018 10:30 to 17:00


    Adults £8.80/£8.00
    Kids, Students and Friends FREE


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome

    Benefits for Groups • Save 29% on our standard admission charge for groups of 10 or more. • Visiting all three venues in one day may be too much, that’s why we allow groups to spread their visits over a 7 day period. To be eligible for the discount, all three visits must be made by the same group. • FREE coach parking during your visit and a further two hours FREE coach parking at Abbot Hall, to see the historic town of Kendal. • Coach welcomed by a member of staff. • Pre-booked catering options with reserved seating. • Early visits starting at Blackwell before we open to the general public. • A FREE talk for groups of 15 or more at Blackwell and Abbot Hall (weekdays excluding Bank Holidays, weekends at Blackwell subject to availability). Benefits for Group Organisers • Free familiarisation visits to see how timings would work and look at what would be of interest to your group. Visits can be made at any time during our normal opening hours. Just call or email and we can make arrangements. • FREE admission for the organiser when bringing a group of 10 or more paying visitors. • An additional FREE place when bringing 40 or more paying visitors. • FREE catering for the organiser when catering is booked from the group menu for 10 or more paying visitors. Benefits for the Coach Driver • FREE admission • FREE refreshment voucher • Special reserved coach parking


    Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

    015394 461 39


    LA23 3JT


    Follow A5074 from Bowness, Lyth Valley Road, then take B5360 located 1 mile from Bowness. Blue RAC signs provided.

    Parking: free

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