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This promises to be a good exhibition with new work from Rebecca Harvey and Louisa Taylor at Holt in Norfolk, England.
Rebecca Harvey’s soda fired work has evolved from studies that range from 18C Creamware, Japanese ceramics and 1920s Enamelware through to architectural designs. The strong but simple sense of form in these traditions is translated into a range of highly practical and individual pieces. She has received many awards for her work, including a Crafts Council setting up award and the LadyCharlotte Fraser award at the Royal College of Art. (Rebecca’s profile and image gallery is shown on studiopottery.co.uk)
Louisa Taylor makes multifunctional tableware ideal for contemporary living. Each piece is individually wheel-thrown in porcelain. and fired to 1280°C, which makes her tableware strong and durable. Louisa graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 with a Masters degree in Ceramics & Glass and received a Development Award from the Crafts Council in 2008. Louisa is a lecturer in ceramics on the MDes Materials Practice course at the University of Brighton.
There are also paintings by Debbie George – see Bircham gallery website for more details of these.
Phil Rogers is looking to rent or to use an existing pottery workshop as a temporary measure in Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Powys. If anyone has something they could offer to please get in touch on 10588 672 678 or 07786 196 156.
In 2008 the people of Mashiko pottery village and the Mingei Association collectively donated over £40,000 towards rebuilding the Leach Pottery.
We are launching an appeal now to raise funds for Mashiko which has been badly hit by the earthquake. Mashiko has over 400 studios and kilns, providing the main livelihood of the village, and the recent quake has caused considerable damage to kilns, homes and buildings. Mashiko’s two main museums, the Mashiko Ceramics Museum and the Hamada Reference Museum have also been badly hit. To donate to this appeal visit the Leach Pottery website
Link to the Leach Pottery, St.Ives website for appeal information and how to donate. http://www.leachpottery.com/What-s-On/News-Feed.aspx
Here are some images sent via Euan Craig from Mashiko and from his own pottery. for more information see his blog
Website www.kocef.org| Eemail@example.com/GICBiennale
Biennale Secretariat, Korea Ceramic Foundation;
406 Gwango-dong, Icheon-siGyeonggi-do 467-020, Republic of Korea
The Pot below is one of five stunning pots on display in the Tianjin Goldin Hotel in Tianjin, China – near Beijing) It gives an idea of one of the five in it’s setting. Weny Hoare specialises in large pots for gardens and Atriums etc… See her work on the website, which also shows various exhibitions and events that she will be participating in this year
A remarkable ceramicist, not well known in the UK, but since her death in 2009 ‘the subject of increased homage’ – see article on Galerie Besson’s website by David Caméo, Directeur Général de Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see both older pieces and the latest work completed by Jacqueline Lerat before her death.