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Ceramics & Glass (MA)


Ceramics & Glass students spend two years working in an intense relationship with raw materials and transformative processes. The events of mid-March 2020 presented what felt like insurmountable new challenges, as students needed to abandon unfired work on their benches, kilns were left unemptied and furnaces to cool down. Inevitable frustrations soon turned to resilience as our class of 2020 established new ways to express themselves, through extraordinary initiative and in an unfamiliar online world.

Our graduates look forward to welcoming you to a physical show when circumstances allow, but for now, they present their practices in new and unexpected ways. Current themes explore the transformation of states, phenomena of substance and the materiality of colour – references to geology and landscape sit alongside narratives that document contemporary world events, imagine undersea utopias, or re-situate ceramic masses in the gravity-free digital world. 2020 is also significant for our programme in piloting a one-term residency in China and for a third of our graduates hailing from this region of the world, celebrating a rich cultural exchange of ideas.

We invite you to view our students’ work, produced through resilience and resourcefulness in the face of extraordinary circumstances – Ceramics & Glass class of 2020.

If you are interested in hearing more about the physical Graduate Show nearer the time, please click the link here and leave your contact information:

Study Ceramics & Glass at the RCA:

22 July 2020
12:30 (GMT + 0)

Beyond expectations: Exploring a diversity in practice through teaching

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23 July 2020
12:30 (GMT + 0)

From a Distance: The importance of a cultural experience and exchange of art education

Discussion on cultural awareness, individual practices and future plans.
21 July 2020
12:30 (GMT + 0)

Engaging through materials: Collaboration, Community and Communication with ceramics and glass

This discussion explores ways that students in C&G have expanded their practices beyond the studio.


The land beneath and beyond the metropolis

RCA2020: One Designer’s View (Part Two)

Curated by Ian Griffiths

A curation by Samuel Ross

Curated by Samuel Ross

Who is the Artist Behind?

Curated by Peter Schreyer

Unconstrained by Our Times

Curated by Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE

Sameness and Difference, Subject and Society

Curated by Ifeanyi Awachie

A curation by Caroline Grainge

Curated by Caroline Grainge

Materiality and Connection

Curated by Joe Hill

Slivers and Remnants

Curated by Esther Leslie


Curated by Emma Shipley

Alternative narratives

Curated by Irini Papadimitriou

Curiosity and Desire

Curated by Prof. Rebecca Fortnum

Materiality, Sense and Sensibility

Curated by Magdalene Odundo

I Graduated From My Bedroom

Curated by Victor Wang
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