Kiln at Isel Hall

A Japanese Passion: the pottery of Edward Hughes

8th March 2010 – 12th June 2010

MMU Special Collections Gallery
3rd floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library
All Saints

Edward Hughes (October 16, 1953 – March 31, 2006) was one of Britain’s very finest potters. Sometimes called “one of studio pottery’s best kept secrets” his work was extremely popular in Japan, his life’s work was dedicated to making pots for others to use and he spoke about this with a passion.

A retrospective exhibition of Hughes’ work and includes examples of his work from all periods, from his formative years when studying pottery through to the mature work made in his studios in Japan and Cumbria. The work shown shows his mastery of all aspects of the ceramicists art.