Perspectives: Jennifer Lee

10 Sep 2019

Event times

1.15pm (30 mins)

Cost of entry

FREE, booking recommended

Kettle's Yard

Cambridge, United Kingdom


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Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council, responds to the Jennifer Lee exhibition and discusses how the Crafts Council supports contemporary ceramics.


About Jennifer Lee: the potter’s space

This exhibition is the first solo presentation of the renowned ceramicist, Jennifer Lee’s work in a UK public gallery since 1994. It includes 40 works made from different periods throughout Lee’s entire career as well as new pots which have been especially made for the exhibition at Kettle’s Yard.

Jennifer Lee is a major presence to have emerged from studio ceramics of the 1970s, whose practitioners dismantled notions of clay as a medium confined to functional forms and domestic environments.

About Rosy Greenlees

Rosy Greenlees, OBE, has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006. A national organisation promoting the value of craft and making to society, the Crafts Council has supported thousands of makers through its talent development programmes; brings high quality craft to an annual audience of over 3 million through its exhibitions, Collection and events; and leads a national campaign for re-instating craft education in schools.

Rosy spent her early career as a visual arts curator before taking on senior roles including Cultural Strategy Manager responsible for the Mayor of London’s first culture strategy; and founder Director of the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise.

Rosy is President of the World Crafts Council and a member of the Creative Industries Council. She is a Trustee on the Creative & Cultural Skills Board, a Fellow of the RSA and Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth and the City and Guilds of London College of Art.


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