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Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

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COASTAL RHYTHMS at Porthminster Gallery 28th April to 9th June, 2018 Mixed show, including ceramics by CLARE CONRAD AND SARAH PERRY
Gouda Ceramic Fair (Goudse Keramiek Dagen) at Goudse Keramiekdagen 10th - 11th May 2018 The Gouda Ceramics Days are an annual two-day event of ceramists from home and abroad. They are held every year on Ascension Day and the following day. Usually attended by some 110 selected clay artists
Pots & Paintings at Old Fire Engine House, The 3rd May to 3rd June, 2018 New work from Stephen Murfitt
MADE LONDON - CANARY WHARF at Canary Wharf, East Wintergarden 25th - 29th April 2018 Contemporary design and craft fair MADE LONDON returns to Canary Wharf this April for five days, showcasing and selling unique handmade products and more.

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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 November, 2009

Frendsbury Gardens Sculptures, London – Teena Gould

I liked these new community sculptures and thought you would be interested in details:   Teena Gould is a member of our website and an innovative potter/sculptor – she most recently has been involved in a project called Coastal Ceramics – details of which can be found on her profile page.

The commission to design, make and install a series of ceramic sculptures came from Lewisham Council, London.  Frendsbury Gardens is a small, wonderfully planted community garden which has been developed as a collaboration with the local community and Lewisham.  Before moving to Wales, the majority of my public art projects were London based,  transforming inner city spaces as an expression of the space and the aspirations of the people in the area.

Starting with a public meeting, I produced designs, and then worked with a nursery school, gardening group, youth club, and community groups to produce mosaics,and ceramic forms which I then developed in my studio.  Huge sheets of decorated clay were transported back to Wales, and production started.

The sculptures are a series of cylinders which express the transition of the garden and the community  using growth and development of seeds and plants a metaphor.  Over 750 ceramic tiles were produced, together with glass mosaic and mirror.   The sculptures describe a passage through the garden, starting with larger statement ones at the main entrance.  I made plaster moulds, using exotic vegetables as the base for the shapes.  A variety of clays, slips, oxides and glazes gave me the language of dark to light.  Slip painted slabs were cut into strips, and once installed the patterns read wonderfully around the columns.

Enviroworks Lewisham originally built the garden, and they returned to install the concrete columns, and apply the ceramics.  They are a community enterprise team, and some of the long-term unemployed staff live on the estates surrounding Frendsbury Gardens.

more images on website

Look back to Summer 2009 (England) – John Higgins at Hatfield

Hatfield, as always was a ceramics show in England not to be missed.  With 10,000 visitors plus it is recognised as a keynote show in the calendar for many!  With just under 200 exhibitors there is a huge range of choice for both collectors and those with a more casual interest in ceramic art – few would have come away without a purchase of some type from the tempting displays.  The Peers Award was won by John Higgins. Some images of John’s work are shown below:

Christmas Exhibition in Swansea, Wales

Amanda at Mission gallery has sent me some images of the ceramicists in their Christmas show: They include: Belinda Berger, Sean Gordon, Sara Moorhouse, Lowri Davies, Chris Keenan, Tony White, Nancy Baldwin, Christine Jones, Sue Binns.

Belinda BergerSean GordonSara MoorhouseLowri DaviesChris KeenanTony WhiteNancy BaldwinChristine JonesSue Binns

Whatever Happened to the Teapots?

On BBC Radio 4FM is a series of programmes by Roger Law of Spitting Image fame under the above title.  in the 1980′s he went to Stoke to get some Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan satirical Teapots made. He is returning to see what has become of the craftsmen who made them.

Well worth listening to – I am indebted to John Pollex for pointing out this series to me.  See more on  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8350518.stm

or:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00npfbj

Playing with Fire – Contemporary UK Enamel with Ed Silverton

Not quite all ceramics, but enamel by one of our ”potters” Ed Silverton, whose work I admire! Andy McInnes visited the show at wolverhampton and had the following comments:
‘If, like me, your thoughts on Enamel work were Jewelry, bowls (which are here) be prepared to have your visual senses given a real treat, the work of Ed Silverton in particular was worth the admission fee, if there had been one! Ed has three large pieces, that vary in size and are shaped like cacti (see image)!  A fantastic exhibition and one that should be seen by as many people as possible, certainly the best Exhibition I’ve seen for a long time.
Last chance to see it at wolverhampton – Now it is  on at Cheltenham Art Gallery, Gloucestershire  14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010′- Andy McInnes