Betty Woodman, 1930-2018

Some sad news to start off the new year: pioneering ceramic artist Betty Woodman has passed at the age of 87.

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Woodman was an innovator who changed the role of ceramics in contemporary art - first elevating what was viewed as a humble "craft" material and later pushing the boundaries of the medium.

She was also widely thought of as a feminist artist who forced re-consideration of materials and techniques previously considered primarily domestic.