DIRTY WORK is an exhibition of contemporary ceramic practice in two parts, co-curated by William Cobbing and The Art Station.

Taking place at both The Art Station, Saxmundham and The Old Theatre, Framlingham DIRTY WORK  includes artworks by Clare Twomey, Nicholas Pope, Anne Wenzel, Ryan Gander and Linda Sormin plus a diverse programme of events including talks, tours and live performances by William Cobbing.

Launching at The Art Station: Thursday 25th August and The Old Theatre, Framlingham: Saturday 3rd September.

To find our more about each part, please follow the links below.

A discussion between artist and DIRTY WORK part ONE curator William Cobbing and DIRTY WORK part TWO artist Clare Twomey is taking place on Sunday 4th September, details and booking can be found here.

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to help and support from Mtec Fine Art and the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) – and to Aspall Cyder for sponsoring the DIRTY WORK launch on Thursday 25th August.


DIRTY WORK Part ONE presents a diverse range of ceramic works, from sculpture to video, which push the boundaries of the medium in a subversive way.

Curated by William Cobbing and featuring works by Salvatore Arancio, Caroline Achaintre, Anne Wenzel, Ryan Gander and Nicholas Pope.

Launching at The Art Station on Thu 25th Aug with live performances by William Cobbing.

Image: Nicholas Pope ‘The Weirds’

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In DIRTY WORK Part TWO artists draw the audience into various forms of intimacy either through direct interaction or unspoken dialogue. Featuring a new participatory work by Clare Twomey and ceramic works by Karen Densham, Ali Hewson and Richard Oliver.

Launching at The Old Theatre, Framlingham on Sat 3rd Sept with live performances by William Cobbing, and running until Sun 18th Sept.

Image: Karen Densham ‘Playing Field’

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In Conversation at DIRTY WORK

Join us on Sunday 4th September at 2.30pm for an insightful discussion between artist and DIRTY WORK part ONE curator William Cobbing and DIRTY WORK part TWO artist Clare Twomey.

Taking place at The Old Theatre, Framlingham on the opening weekend of DIRTY WORK part TWO the talk will focus on the themes of the DIRTY WORK exhibition and contemporary ceramic practice.

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