Collaborating Collections is a new programme of displays which aim to circulate collections from one UAL location, to another. The idea is to inhabit atypical display spaces within each host college, enabling students and staff to engage with previously unfamiliar material.

The second display features material from The Camberwell ILEA Collection, open from 6th July – 4th August in the Library at Chelsea College of Arts.

The exhibition showcases British studio pottery from the Camberwell ILEA Collection, and looks at the history & development of ceramics teaching at Camberwell during the twentieth century. The Camberwell ILEA Collection contains examples of work by leading potters, some of whom taught at Camberwell during the 1950s-70s. Pottery from the archive – including Lucie Rie, Ian Auld and Gillian Lowndes – is shown beside pieces by Camberwell’s contemporary makers. Staff and students were invited to exhibit by open call.

Follow the @UAL_Archives Instagram to see a wider selection of studio pottery from the Camberwell ILEA Collection.


Enquires about the Camberwell ILEA Collection can be directed to UAL Archivist (Object Collections)

The Collaborating Collections logo was designed by Regan Dockery, studying MA CCC.

Image at top: Hand-built stoneware sculpture, Ian Auld, c.1960 (assumed)

Image at bottom: Sugar bowl, thrown bowl with celadon glaze, carved Polish cherry wood spoon and turned Polish cherry wood lid, Adamina Turek, 2017