This exhibition has finished but you can visit our online version.
Direct from China, this ground-breaking exhibition showcased contemporary ceramics and glass from emerging and established Chinese artists.
China is traditionally associated with imperial porcelain or modern mass-production. Ahead of the Curve included striking new work and demonstrated current trends and practices from the traditional porcelain city of Jingdezhen and other artistic centres across China. The twenty artists featured in this exhibition challenge traditional approaches to porcelain and glass in a variety of ways.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour catalogue and a range of exclusive porcelain merchandise from Jingdezhen available in the museum shop.
Well known ceramics historian, Lars Tharp from BBC Antiques Roadshow visited Ahead of the Curve and stopped to give us his thoughts on the exhibition.
Supported by Arts Council England.
Main Image: Spring Up Series No.9, 2010, Porcelain, ©Zhang Jingjing