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Two Temple Place 2022 exhibition: Body Vessel Clay opens 29th January

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:15

In their 10th annual exhibition, Two Temple Place will showcase the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of Black women artists working in clay. Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art spans 70 years of ceramics, celebrating the medium in new and surprising ways. Beginning with the seminal Nigerian potter, Ladi Kwali, and examining her interaction with 1950s British Studio Pottery, this important new exhibition brings together a rich history with experimental new works by Black women working with clay today.

Photograph of Ladi Kwali taken by W.A. Ismay. Image courtesy of York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)

The exhibition runs from 29th January – 24th April and is free to all, just head to General Admission Tickets - Two Temple Place to book your time slot.

They are very excited to offer Breakfast Private Views of the exhibition between 8am – 10am prior to public opening. Take the opportunity to enjoy unique out-of-hours access and private tour with an expert tour guide.  Breakfast private views are limited to 20 guests per booking allowing the guide to really engage with the whole group and make for a truly memorable and intimate guest experience.

All guests will be provided with a wonderful breakfast of tea & filter coffee, pastries & fresh fruit on arrival as well as a 10% discount in the beautifully curated exhibition shop.

The Breakfast Private View cost £750+vat per group, please contact the Events team at to discuss the details and to check availability.