New Exhibition of Ceramic Art Celebrates the Unique History of Leith Hill Place

‘Clay Stories’ showcases  work at the historic National Trust property

On Saturday July 7th,  we will unveil a stunning new collection of artwork at Leith Hill Place, a National Trust property set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The exhibition, which is on display until Sunday, September 2nd, celebrates the history of the famous house and its occupants.

Clay Stories is a collection of artwork that draws from the rich history of Leith Hill Place, a 17th century property linked to a number of creative names including naturalist Charles Darwin and ceramicist Joshua Wedgwood III , who helped bring pottery to the masses during the 18th century. The exhibition will highlight the vibrant history of the house through clay with visitors encouraged to touch the artwork as they explore.

We have each enjoyed delving into the history of the house to create Clay Stories and are sure that members of the public will find it as fascinating as we did.”

We will also volunteer their time to erect a temporary ceramic installation inside Leith Hill Place. Local schools and volunteers will join   us to make and decorate bowls inspired by Wedgwood that will then become part of the larger art installation. Members of public are invited to workshops on Saturday, July 28th and Saturday, August 4th. More info to follow

‘Clay Stories’ opens on Saturday, July 7th and will close on Sunday, September 2nd. The exhibition is located at Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Lane, Dorking, RH5 6LY. For more information about the exhibition and workshops visit Nationaltrust.org.uk/Leith-hill-place. OR contact us

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