Newstead Abbey was closed on Sunday 3rd December due to adverse weather conditions. If you had pre-booked you will be able to come along another day when Newstead Abbey & Gardens are open or receive a refund.

If you booked Narnia at Newstead House Admission on Sunday, you can simply bring your ticket and we will honour it on an alternative day. If you instead booked a House Tour, Afternoon Tea or Christmas Dinner, please email us to we will be able to confirm your booking for an alternative day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

New Areas: Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition

4th March ’23 – 29th October ’23


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This exhibition – which sits alongside the Crafted in Clay pottery trail – aims to give a partial and subjective overview of contemporary ceramics in Britain, with potters and artists selected by Tommaso Corvi-Mora.

Tommaso is the owner of Corvi-Mora gallery in London, which has championed the work of ceramic artists for many years. He is also an artist and his work features in the Crafted in Clay trail.

The work in this exhibition spans forty years, from the mid-1980s until today and also features two works from the 1870s by the Martin Brothers, early forerunners of studio potters.

The exhibition revolves around the work of artists who either focus on the vessel as a starting point of their investigation or who adopt the model of the studio potter – an artist following the whole process of making ceramics from beginning to end, working alone in the studio – to structure their own practice. In most cases both elements are present.

Price: Adults: £12, Kids Go Free (with each paid adult)

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Sam Bakewell

CXC, 2021


Courtesy the artist and Corvi-Mora, London

Discover Crafted In Clay Exhibition

Step inside Newstead Abbey’s Historic House each weekend to discover New Areas: Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition.

Price: Adults: £12, Kids Go Free (with each paid adult)

Plan your visit and check out our accessibility page.

A big thank you to those involved in ensuring this exhibition can be put together to showcase the New Areas: Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition

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