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Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

Winter Open studio - Chris Keenan - ceramics at Open Studio in Southwark, london 30th November to 3rd December, 2017 Good opportunity to see where Chris works! and buy some of his new work. PV Friday 30 November from 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Open Studio - Mark Griffiths at Pottery, The, Culmington 2nd - 3rd December 2017 Pots from the kiln and a clearance of older stock
Gabriele Koch - new work at Open Studio at Studio 147 1st - 3rd December 2017 Open studio for Gabriele Koch. PV: Thursday 1 December 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Alan Birchall, Christmas Open Studio at Red Lion Pottery 25th - 26th November 2017 Alan Birchall - third Christmas Art Fair

Recently added Courses

Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)

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!