New ceramics gallery for Bideford

THE Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford is about to open its new collection of North Devon slipware ceramics. On April 12, the venue is unveiling its new Ceramics Gallery with a unique and significant collection of predominantly North Devon slipw

THE Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford is about to open its new collection of North Devon slipware ceramics.

On April 12, the venue is unveiling its new Ceramics Gallery with a unique and significant collection of predominantly North Devon slipware, collected by acclaimed artist and Bideford resident RJ Lloyd.

The collection includes delightful harvest jugs and puzzle jugs through to everyday domestic wares and commemorative items. It represents one of the finest collections of slipware pottery now held in museum hands.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, independent charity The Art Fund, Bideford Bridge Trust, Friends of the Burton, Devon County Council and the Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust; the launch of this comprehensive collection is a key moment in the Burton's history and in the heritage of ceramics in the UK. Earlier this year, the Burton undertook a refurbishment programme establishing a dedicated display space for the collection on the first floor of the building.


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