Through The Glasshouse

Sam Wilde officially debuted his hand-painted ceramic collection Glasshouse at the Turner Contemporary Open in celebration of the gallery’s 10th anniversary.
On display from 23 October 2021 – 20 February 2022. Artworks span across mediums and include work by internationally renowned artists such as Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie and Margo Selby.

Sam Wilde wearing a mask and standing beneath a huge pink and blue wall mural.
Utopia From Dystopia

The fourteen Glasshouse worlds were hand-painted by Sam Wilde and feature ornate brushwork coupled with vivid swathes of colour.
Each of the individual Glasshouse ceramics has their own story to tell, but together they chronicle a journey through a series of abandoned industrial and leisure spaces. Reimagining these locals in a world where pollutants and nuclear waste have become a permanent fixture of the environment. Having seeped into and mutated the flora that now overruns these worlds.

A glass cabinet in the Turner Contemporary displaying the Glasshouse ceramic collection painted by Sam Wilde.
A vibrant hand-painted ceramic showing a nuclear powerplant overgrown with plant life.