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  • Julia Carter Preston Prize Exhibition - 9th July - 20th August

    This new exhibition prize is to be held biennially in Liverpool in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston.

    The shortlisted artists for the inaugural Julia Carter Preston Prize have now been announced. They are Lanty Ball, Yasmin Lennon-Chong, Jane King, Susan Nemeth, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, and Jo Taylor. (They will also have the opportunity to win a prize of £1000, which will be announced at the exhibition official opening event on 8th July from 5.30 – 7.30pm.)

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  • Chris Keenan In the Window - 1st - 31st July

    Chris Keenan makes beautifully glazed thrown tableware and individual pieces. A technically very gifted maker, this actor turned potter was apprenticed to Edmund de Waal before establishing his own London studio in 1998.

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  • Hugh Miller FREE Artist Talk - Saturday 10th September

    Take the unique opportunity to meet Liverpool furniture maker Hugh Miller who will talk informally about the tools, techniques and philosophies of Japanese wood craftsmanship, and how these have influenced Hugh’s new collection of pieces that will be on exhibition here, Contemporary Construction.

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  • Outreach Programme / Workshops / Residencies

    See the latest updates from our ongoing Outreach programme. We have been successfully working with health and social care partners, including Person Shaped Support (PSS) on an outreach programme of artist–led workshops and residencies to demonstrate the benefits that craft can have on a person’s overall health and wellbeing.

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  • Book now for our 2016 events programme

    We are now taking bookings for events taking place throughout 2016. Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.

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  • Leading the Way in Contemporary Crafts

    The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959.

    We sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

    Bluecoat Display Centre has been a registered charity since 2010: Charities number 1136680

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