Past Present Future: Celebrating Craft
18 May 2021—Until March 2023
Celebrating the creative flair of makers with links to the North West
The Walker continues to celebrate craft, showing the best of our collections, together with stunning loaned works. In the Craft and Design gallery, we commemorate 50 years collecting craft with impressive ceramics, glass, textiles, and metalwork made in Britain. Makers include Peter Layton, Lucie Rie and our latest acquisition Pleat from metalsmith Francisca Onumah.
Stephen Dixon has built an international reputation for ceramics with social and political themes and recently won the British Ceramics Biennial AWARD. In room 11 at the Walker, he now shows new pieces from his “Maiolica and Migration” series, with a retrospective selection of earlier works. Dixon’s work is displayed in dialogue with the historic ceramics from the Walker, which inspired him. Together, these explore powerful stories of refugee journeys and conflict.
Liverpool-based designer and furniture maker Hugh Miller continues to show his iconic drinks cabinet, In Shadows together with Dining Chair no. 7 in the Craft and Design gallery. Miller is heavily influenced by his time researching craftsmanship in Japan.