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Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Upcoming events

Open Studio - Sue Mundy at Milking Machine, The 1st - 3rd December 2017 See Sue Mundy in her studio and view new work
Open Studio: Laura De Benedetti at Open Studio, Finchley, London 25th - 26th November 2017 Laura's first Open Studio event.
New Horizons at Joanna Bird Pottery 22nd November to 8th December, 2017 Includes Chris Keenan new work
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists & Associates at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 23rd November to 23rd December, 2017 Andrew Matheson will be showing his new large porcelain pots

Recently added Courses

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. 
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
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
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

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