MUST DO: Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough


A new show celebrates a century of ceramics being taught at Central St Martin’s



Image: Sarah Christie
Ostracize Trump by Sarah Christie. Photo: PR
Did you know ceramics has been taught at famous London college Central St Martin’s for a hundred years?

In 1919 Dora Billington installed the first curriculum, developing the subject from simple china painting to, by 1955, one of the most sought-after courses in the country.

Mugs by Emma Lacey. Photo: PR
Mugs by Emma Lacey. Photo: PR
It’s also now one of the two last remaining ceramic specialist degree courses, and the only one with an emphasis on design.

A new exhibition, Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough, celebrates this rich history, showcasing work from alumni, current staff and students.


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Damaged Goods by Barnaby Barford. Photo: PR
Damaged Goods by Barnaby Barford. Photo: PR

There’s an active studio in the gallery space for demonstrations and live clay firings. One not to miss.

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Free. Until 11th Feb, Lethaby Gallery, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square N1C. More info here

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