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MOBILES ARE traditionally sculptures suspended in midair that move with the wind. Not so the architect-, artist- and engineer-designed models to be found gyrating on the walls and floor as well as the ceiling of the Riba Architecture Gallery. They include the ground-based Wiggly Worm (rather a large one) by Daniel Chadwick, Flight by Diana Edmunds (illustrated below), and Peter Fluck's and Tony Myatt's wall-mounted Chaotic Constructions, combining sculpture, music and computer technology. A number are for sale.

Mobiles@RIBA is at 66 Portland Place, London W1N 4DS till 24 April (0171 307 3641)

POTS GALORE in London this spring as two esteemed British ceramicists and one Danish potter exhibit their work. Martin Smith's controlled geometric forms with metallic interiors can be found at the Barrett Marsden Gallery, while visitors to the Crafts Council Shop at the V&A will be treated to a small display of porcelain and earthenware figures by Mo Jupp. Lis Ehrenreich's pots - in their first UK showing - are at Galerie Besson, the smart West End ceramics showcase.

Barrett Marsden Gallery, 17-18 Great Sutton Street, London EC1 (0171- 336 6396), until 17 April; Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London SW7, until 25 April; Galerie Besson, 15 Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London W1 (0171-491 1706), until 23 April

FOR MORE folksy figurative pottery, check out the 19th-century animals, politicians and other Staffordshire delights at Christie's South Kensington on 8 April. Lovers of Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco ceramics, glass and metalware are catered for too, with a sale the following day.

Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 (0171- 581 7611)