Public Studio Ceramics Collections in the UK

This database presents the edited results of a research survey exploring UK public collections of studio ceramics. It is a peer to peer resource for curators and specialists. The organisations represented shared this information voluntarily. You can use the search box to look for information, including a collections overview, information about the scale of the collection and ways to access it. Or you can use the drop downs to narrow your search. We will update this information as we receive new completed surveys or amendments to the current information. Organisations with studio ceramics collections who would like to be added to the database are invited to complete the online survey.

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Aberdeen City Council

Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries, Ceramic Collection

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Ashwell Village Museum

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (Derbyshire County Council)

Cannon Hall Museum (Barnsley Museums)

Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)

Chelmsford Museum

Contemporary Craft Collection, owned by Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove

Crafts Council Collection

Crafts Study Centre

European Peasant Arts Collection

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Leach Pottery Collection

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Museum Anthropology Collection

Milford House

Museum of English Rural Life

National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Scotland

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries and The Ballantyne Collection

Oriental Museum

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery

Reading Museum

Robert Gordon University Art and Heritage Collections

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) Decorative Arts Collection

Shipley Art Gallery

Shropshire Museums

Staffordshire County Museum collection

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Marsh Collection and the Wren Collection, Kingston Museum

Ulster Museum, National Museums NI

University of Dundee Museum Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Winchcombe Museum Collection