MICHAEL EDEN: WEDGWOOD AND WOULDN’T
The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle Co Durham DL12 8NP
27 MAY – 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Bowes Museum’s exceptional group of Wedgwood black basalt vases has been a major source of inspiration for the exhibition Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t.
Josiah Wedgwood, an influential 18th century figure, combined craftsmanship, innovation and technical wizardry with a respect for the past and a singular view to the future. Using today’s 3D printing technology Eden, like Wedgwood before him, has created objects that were previously impossible to manufacture.
This select display is an opportunity for Michael Eden to honour Josiah Wedgwood, whilst embracing contemporary culture and contributing to the future of art and craft.