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Top of the pots: the smashing rise of ceramics

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Top of the pots: the smashing rise of ceramics

Record auction prices, pottery classes bursting at the seams, Instagram superstars and innovative young artists … what’s behind the boom in all things clay?

Its elegant shape was inspired by ancient Aegean figures and its pleasingly mottled surface made it feel like it had just been dug up from the ground. Yet when it was first sold in the 1970s, this understated vase by the late British potter Hans Coper changed hands for just £250. An unloved present, the creation was then kept in an old ….

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