Conceived and edited by Phaidon EditorsCurator and art historian, Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), awarded UK Museum of the Year in 2014. An authority on modern and contemporary sculpture, her recent curated and published work with artists includes Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, Alfredo Jaar, Amar Kanwar, KAWS, Yinka Shonibare MBE, William Turnbull, James Turrell and Bill Viola. Since 2012 she has curated Frieze Sculpture in Regent's Park, London. Clare sits on the Advisory Committee of the Government Art Collection and is an invited member of the UK Women Leaders in Museums Network. She regularly appears in national and international media to comment on contemporary art and the role of the museum in society and has been a panelist or presented papers in national and international events, including The China Museum, Beijing and in Kyiv, Ukraine; Santiago, Chile; Cape Town, South Africa; and Sydney, Australia.
"Ceramics have been reborn in recent years, placed firmly in an art content." -Francesca Gavin, Artsy "Ceramic art ... has finally come out of the closet, kicking and disentangling itself from domestic servitude and minor-arts status - perhaps for good." -Lilly Wei, ArtNews "In the past year or so, the 27,000-year-old art form has been making quite the trendy comeback." -Huffington Post