York Art Gallery

Our new 17 metre long Wall of Pots presents over 1,000 ceramics from across our collection, dating from the Roman period right through to the present day.

The first display in this enormous case celebrates colour in ceramics and is designed to offer a rainbow of pots.

Ceramists have a long history of experimenting with materials and techniques to create colour and texture, as demonstrated by the incredible range of examples in this display.

Follow the potter’s journey from manipulating the clay, developing extraordinary glazes, to the dramatic firing process and learn more about the skill, the challenges and the dangers involved in creating these ceramic objects.