Stephen Bird: Kiln Gods

Stephen Bird, Woman painting her toenails.

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The title of Stephen Bird’s Kiln Gods at The Scottish Gallery refers to the small sculptures made by potters to act as talismans of good luck during the firing process. Bird’s work picks up on the traditional in this way – referencing the heroes of ceramic sculpture – but with a subject matter that is uniquely his own. This exhibition consists of some of these subversive sculptural works as well as plates – the themes of which are both dark and wry, comic and tragic; full of personal and historical reference, narrative and myth.


24 July – 24 August

Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm; Sat, 10am – 4pm



The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ