Studio & Contemporary Ceramics

Studio & Contemporary Ceramics


Contemporary and Studio Ceramics is one of the most exciting fields in the current auction market with record prices and an overflow of innovative young artists in this sector.

Specialist Auctions

Lyon & Turnbull hold two auctions a year specialising in contemporary and studio ceramics, offering a broad range of ceramic artists and work, including Bernard Leach and the Anglo-Oriental Movement; Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and the Modernist Movement and work by leading international contemporary ceramic artists such as Jennifer Lee, Magdalene Odundo and Edmund De Waal.

Experience & Passion

Our specialist Philip Smith is recognised as one of the leading auction specialists in this field in the UK. Philip’s vast experience, knowledge and passion for this area, together with a wide network of contacts and strong links to leading experts, makers and museums and a dedication to sourcing some of the best examples make these auctions some of the leading events in the auction calendar in this discipline.

Recent highlights include several works by Lucie Rie including ‘Conical Bowl’, circa 1972, which sold for £35,000; Jennifer Lee’s ‘Papoose Vessel, 1982’ for £8,125; and John Ward’s ‘Vessel’ which achieved £5,250.

All prices premium inclusive.



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Upcoming Auction

MODERN MADE: Modern & Post-War Art, Design & Studio Ceramics

MODERN MADE: Modern & Post-War Art, Design & Studio Ceramics

Friday, 23rd October 2020 12:00



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