South Bank London

County Hall Pottery

A new contemporary art gallery devoted to ceramic arts located inside the historic County Hall

Opening Hours

Exhibition on show 28 May until 28 June 2024
Open Tue–Sun 10am-6pm
Closed Mon

Ticket Information

Admission free

Contact Info

3F Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7GQ, UK

Launched during London Craft Week 2024, County Hall Pottery is a new art gallery and studio funded by County Hall Arts and led by artists Emma Louise Payne and Yasemin Gava.

The gallery occupies a 1,800-square-foot space on the ground floor of the historic County Hall building with French windows that open out onto internal courtyards on both sides. In the autumn an additional lower ground floor studio space will open adjoining the gallery, with space for a kiln, artist residency studio and facilities for teaching pottery skills.

Director Emma Louise Payne explains that the gallery strives to be “a one-stop-shop for pottery with an aim to support the art form in all its stages and guises”.

For the gallery’s debut exhibition, Emma Louise Payne and fellow artist Alex Simpson have brought together a group show featuring the work of London-based artists who have taken an innovative and original approach to pottery.

Featured artists in the debut exhibition Beyond the Kiln include Connor Coulston, known for his bold, autobiographical works that incorporate neon and kitsch, Tana West, who constructs extraordinarily delicate structures made from clays that have been sent to her by collaborators across the world, and Elena Gileva’s wood-fired ceramic trees.

Beyond the Kiln is on show 28 May until 28 June 2024.

How to find County Hall Pottery

The gallery is located inside County Hall on the ground floor. Enter the building at the central entrance on Belvedere Road (where Witness for the Prosecution is). Follow the long corridor on your left down until you see the red door of the gallery.

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