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Tim Andrews - 1st - 30th April 2015
Tim will be teaching in April 2015 - exact dates nearer the time or contact Coombe farm studios for more information.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Owl, kitchen herbs planter - 24th July 2014 - 30th April 2015
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand build Valentine Hearts in this session.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Cherub Wall Clock - 12th June 2014 - 30th April 2015
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014 - 30th April 2015
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building a brooch

Archive for March, 2011

Nici Ruggiero in Lark Books

Both Nici and Shaun Hall have work included in the “500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique” book by Ray Hemachandra and Jim Romberg which has been recently published by Lark Books. Nici’s image ‘Porcine’ , made in 2007, is shown below:

Bircham Gallery – Rebecca Harvey and Louisa Taylor

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.

Pottery Workshop needed

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.

Auction of Contemporary Ceramics in aid of the potters of Mashiko. 22 June 2011

Wooley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms An auction of donated works in aid of the potters of Mashiko, Japan.
Many potters in Mashiko, the home and work place of Hamada Shoji, have lost their kilns and workshops.
The Leach Pottery in St Ives have initiated an appeal fund into which the proceeds of this auction will be paid. The funds will be used to rebuild kilns and workshops and provide support during the rebuilding process.
Thanks to Michael Jeffrey and Wooley and Wallis for their support and I hope that collectors will bid for pieces by up to 25 the best potters in the UK including Svend Bayer, John Leach, Lisa Hammond,Jim Malone, Mike Dodd with a stunning piece by Gordon Baldwin and lithographs by Bernard Leach.
Venue: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Address: 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP1 3SU.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1722 424500
Email: enquiries@woolleyandwallis.co.uk
Web-site: www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk
Open: at 10.30am
viewing:
Saturday 18th June 10am-1pm
Monday 20th June 10-4.30pm
Tuesday 21st June 10-4.30pm
Wednesday 22nd June 10-4.30pm

MASHIKO EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

The trustees and staff of the Leach Pottery would like to express our great sadness at the recent catastrophe that has beset Japan. The Leach Pottery’s historic and current links to Japan are of great importance to us and the friendship we have received from the Japanese people over the years has been unwavering.

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

Courses from Clare Crouchman – March to may 2011

There are still some places left on the spring courses:
New workshops with Clare Crouchman
Tuesday Mornings:
15th March 10am – 1pm
5th April 10am – 1pm
24th May 10am – 1pm
Saturday Mornings:
9th April 10am – 1pm
21st May 10 am – 1pm
The aim of these courses is to:
■    Enable you to release creative blockages
■    Access the creative and intuitive part of yourself
■    Expand your perceptions and see the world
and yourself in a different way
■    Use paint, clay or drawing materials in specifically
designed exercises
■    Have enormous FUN
Courses are for everyone regardless of artistic experience and will be held at my studio in Histon near Cambridge.  Why not come along and try something different!
The cost is £30 which does include unlimited use of artists materials and light refreshments.
Please ring, email or look at my website for more information and to check availability: 07788538916
Clare Crouchman

GICBiennale 2011 : International Competition

Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition calls for artists from April 1 to May 31, 2011.
The Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) would like to announce that the Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011, which will be held for 30 days from September 24, 2011. The International Competition, one of the main parts of the biennale, has been a dynamic forum where the latest issues facing contemporary ceramics are explored since 2001. In the previous competition in 2009, we received big attention the world over; 1,726 artists from 70 countries submitted 3,196 artworks.
International Competition 2011 – Open to ceramic artists the world over.
Works in collaboration with other genres are all welcome but the majority of the works should be ceramic. The winners of the competition will receive the large cash prizes. <Total: KRW 223,000,000($193,900)/Grand Prize: KRW 50,000,000($43,500)>
Submission of Images for Preliminary Screening, from April 1 to May 31, 2011
Only online submissions will be acceptable. (www.kocef.org) Digital images of the work, minimum 1,100 pixels wide in jpeg format are necessary. A single entry should be – when displayed – within these specified dimensions: 250cm (width); 250cm (depth); 250cm (height).
Submission of Actual Works for Final Selection, from July 21 to August 15, 2011.
At the final selection, all prizewinners will be determined. All entries that make it to the final round of screening may not be awarded. In this case, these works will be returned by KOCEF.
We invite you to let your imagination and creativity run wild!

EMB00001a781198Website www.kocef.org| E-mailgicb2011@gmail.comfacebook.com/GICBiennale

Biennale Secretariat, Korea Ceramic Foundation;

406 Gwango-dong, Icheon-siGyeonggi-do 467-020, Republic of Korea

Art in Clay – Hatfield. 5 -7 August 2011

One of the most important events in the ceramics calendar, the 17th National Pottery and Ceramics Festival, will take place at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire on August 5th, 6th & 7th.   The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers.  Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for you to admire and buy.   There will be demonstrations taking place both inside and outside the marquees all week-end, from throwing and hand decoration inside the marquees to kiln firings outside.
Three awards are offered each year; ‘The Valentine Clays Peers Award’ (best maker at the show), which went to Michel Cohen from France. The second is for ‘The Student Award’ sponsored by Art in Clay and was won by Alex McCarthy (University of Wales Institute Cardiff). The third award sponsored by www.studiopottery.co.uk went to Barry Guppy. The bi-annual award is ‘The Mick Casson Award’ This award is donated by Steve Harrison and Ben Casson. It’s a tankard made by Steve in a wooden presentation box crafted by Ben. All awards are presented when the show closes on Saturday (5.30pmish) and all are welcome to attend.

Wendy Hoare – Five pots in China

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

Galerie Besson – Jacqueline Lerat, 2 – 24 March 2011

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.