Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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Our work of the week is Maternity (1913) by the French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, depicting a mother embracing her child.

The original was carved in marble. This is one of seven casts made from the original by Jim Ede. Kettle’s Yard owns two of these casts. Gaudier-Brzeska approached the subject of maternity again in another sculpture he made in 1914, this time depicting three figures instead of two. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska enlisted in the French army at the start of World War One. During his time in the trenches he still managed to satisfy his creative urges by making small sculptures using soft stone and a penknife. He even managed to return to the theme of mother and child, one final time, by carving a small ‘maternity’ from the butt of a stolen rifle.