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The Museum is currently closed whilst the refurbishment of the Museum takes place. We will reopen on Sunday 22 March.

To keep up to date with what is happening please email admin@courtbarn.org.uk and subscribe to receive our enewsletter. 

 

Sun 22 March -  Sun 29 March 
Conservation in Action

We have received a grant from the Summerfield Trust to conserve a collection of books from the 1890s through to the early 1900s. These books are from C.R. Ashbee’s private press – The Essex House Press.

All the books have been assessed by a conservator and graded according to their conservation requirements.

During this period a team of volunteers will be cleaning the books- removing any dust and dirt. This is an ideal opportunity to get up close and personal with this rare collection and an opportunity to have a go.





 

Sat 4 April – Sun 19 April
Spring Delights Selling Exhibition

Treat yourself to a unique selection of outstanding hand-made delights made by talented designer-makers.



 

Sat 25 April – Sun 12 July
Pioneers:  A hundred years of the Leach Pottery

As a young man Bernard Leach spent 11 years in Japan and the Far East before returning to Britain in 1920 where his enthusiasm reflected a new approach to ceramics based on form and technique. With the Japanese potter Shoji Hamada, he set up a pottery near St Ives in Cornwall making functional wares. Leach inspired followers including Michael Cardew and became the towering figure of the Studio Pottery movement.

 

This exhibition will provide an overview of the Leach Pottery from its precursors to its impact on contemporary makers. 

Sponsored by Maak 



 

Saturday 2 May 3-6pm

3pm Collecting Contemporary Ceramics 
Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director, Maak Contemporary Ceramics discusses the many pleasures of collecting contemporary ceramics and the considerations when forming your collection.

4pm Valuations
The Maak team will be on hand to provide free and confidential valuations for your studio ceramics of the 20th & 21st Century.


Followed by a drinks reception.

 

Sat 18 July – Sun 26 July
Bursary show

The Court Barn Bursary is awarded to Chipping Campden School students who wish to pursue a career in craft and design. 2019 winners, Gemma Clark, taking an Art Foundation Course at Oxford Brookes University and Sadie Scott, taking a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University will display work produced during their first year.

All events are held at the Museum and unless otherwise stated are included in the entry price