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Clay makes a comeback

The medium of the moment

A quiet revolution is brewing on the banks of the Mersey. For the first time in a leading British fine art gallery there will be a major exhibition devoted to work made in clay. Throughout the 20th century, as this exhibition will show, significant numbers of European artists experimented with clay. Chronologically from Gauguin to Gormley, but also geographically from the Russian Malevich to the founding father of American ceramic art, Peter Voulkos, leaders of almost every western art movement of the last 100 years have turned to this messy and humble material for new inspiration, sometimes in rebellion, sometimes…

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