Laura Carlin: Ceramics

13 October 2016 – 11 January 2017

House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH


The first major public exhibition by acclaimed illustrator Laura Carlin which explores the narrative possibilities of ceramics.

In the exhibition Carlin uses archetypal ceramic forms such as the vessel, the tile, the object and the plate to explore ceramics and storytelling.

It will include a 650-tile mural exploring the history of London which combines a sequential storytelling format, typically associated with ephemeral comics and zines, with the permanent solid form of the ceramic tile. There will also be an installation of 20 illustrated plates, a ceramic Noah’s ark complete with animals, a theatrical installation with ceramic figurines and a large illustrated vessel.

Laura Carlin says: “While many illustrators are limited in the scale and nature of their work by the market, this exhibition will enable me to create something bold, ambitious and on a large scale, thereby demonstrating the potential of contemporary illustration when it is outside these constraints”.



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Laura Carlin: Ceramics. Opens 13 October 2016.

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