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Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Sheffield Ceramics Festival at Sheffield Ceramics Festival 22nd - 23rd September 2018 Forty leading and up and coming potter/ceramic artists
Guild Crafts Cheltenham - at Gardens Gallery 5th - 14th October 2018 exhibition of contemporary designer-makers from The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen including Emily-Kriste Wilcox.  Daily demonstrations include bookbinding and calligraphy.
Two Day Sale of Studio Ceramics and Modern Design at Adam Partridge Auctioneers 11th - 12th October 2018 Viewing: Wednesday 10th October 2018 10.00am - 8.00pmCatalogue: 10 inc p&p - check details with Alan Partridge before visiting. Sarah Villeneau will have work in the auction
Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 4th - 7th October 2018 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Archive for March, 2009

Wabi Sabi

BBC FOUR Monday 16 March 2009

In Search Of Wabi Sabi With Marcel Theroux

New programme
Monday 16 March
9.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR

If you understand “wabi sabi”, the Japanese say, then you will understand Japan and the Japanese, yet they have immense difficulty explaining the concept themselves.

In this film, Marcel Theroux travels across Japan in an attempt to discover the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete – the literal meaning of “wabi sabi”.

In a challenging, funny, frustrating and ultimately rewarding journey, Marcel seeks to solve the riddle. In his quest to find out more, he immerses himself in three very different lifestyles.

From living with a local family in Tokyo; to sampling “wabi sabi” objects and practices in the old capital, Kyoto; and training in a remote Buddhist Zen Monastery on an Eastern Japanese mountain, Marcel comes to understand that it is a concept that must be experienced and felt rather than defined in words.

John Pollex tells me he has seen some clips of this programme and it looks very interesting and gives a good insight to Wabi Sabi _ some of you may like to see if you can watch it?

Talks/Demos

Prue Cooper has just delivered an interesting talk and demo at West Forest Potters. She mentioned that she would be willing to do other talks etc… and i could add her to my list. I don’t “precisely” have a list, although i do know a good number of potters/ceramicists who are willing/enjoy giving talks and demonstrations.

If any one would like me to provide a list on the site, let me know and also whether you would like to be on it! Just respond to the blog or email me on talks@studiopottery.co.uk

Good News

Linda Bloomfield tells me from the Country Living Fair this week that sales don’t seem to have been affected much by the gloom and doom that’s around. This has been my experience to on visiting various events in the last couple of months. Lets keep it positive – maybe there will be some ‘green shoots’ before too long!

By the way, Linda is writing a book on Advanced Pottery Making at present – more when this gets to the publishers.

Good News – Bad news

Tonight in a cold London with my son in a bar – we put our coats down – a moments inattention and they were both stolen – leaving us both a cold journey home. Nice people! But on my way home, a taxi driver offered me his jacket, if it would help. So what message can one draw. Nasty and Good they both are there, but perhaps the nasty were needy….maybe, and the Good… well  it shines through!