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Celebrities, actors, royalty, politicians, military men and religious figures were all prominent subjects of Victorian Staffordshire flat-back figures. Inspired by this popular pottery tradition, six ceramic artists, Joanne Ayre, Christie Brown, Claire Curneen, Stephen Dixon, Ingrid Murphy and Matt Smith, have responded by making contemporary Cultural Icons. These sit alongside original Victorian portrait figures from our collections, and analytical drawings of historical flat-backs by John Hewitt.

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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4AB England

01273 290200

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