Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!
Jeremy Steward at Wobage writes:
I am delighted to announce that from the beginning of December, UWIC ceramics graduate Ana Simmons, will join me for a 12 months apprenticeship under the ‘Adopt a Potter’ Scheme. Ana and I first worked together during the summer of 2011, during the Wobage courses season. She has since graduated with a 1st class (BAHons) degree, making a range of elegant reduction-fired porcelain. We are both indebted to the ‘Adopt A Potter’ Trust and all the hard work they do to support the funding of these apprenticeships. For more information about this, or to make a donation to the charity, please take a visit to their website. Next year we shall be donating mugs to the Trust for them to sell at events around the country, which will support future apprenticeships.
Congratulations Ana and wonderful that ‘Adopt a Potter’ is so well supported – A lot of hard work from Lisa Hammond and her team! – Stephen Dee, Editor
This show at Chelsea Old Town Hall in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London exceeded my expectations. There was much first class and innovative design and art (call it craft if you must!) in evidence and although my primary interest was in enjoying the ceramics, I was also drawn to some superb jewellery (see Gun Thor for example – www.gunthor.com) or Sarah Herriot Design (www.sarahherriot.com). It is invidious to pick out a few examples of great work for there was much more that i could equally have identified!
Turning now to ceramics there was little that i did NOT like. I was glad to see Kirsty Adams making a return after a few years away looking after her young children (she has promised me some new images of her current work), to see the emerging talent of Alex McCarthy, enjoy Alex Allpress’s new work, to meet Norman Yap and appreciate his excellent work – see how Richard Heeleys work is progressing and examine Sotis Filippides very tempting wall pieces. I enjoyed Stephanie Wrights thrown, but altered sculpture and found a large piece of Ingrid Saag’s work ‘Swing’ something i could really live with. It was full of life and movement and just ‘danced’ for me! I will be surprised if it has not been sold by the time I am writing this short note. A couple of pictures are shown below:
Also new work from a new ceramic artist Brittany Delany:
So, may i suggest that, if in London or within reach of London this weekend, you try and get to this show. I liked it a lot and hope that you might as well!
Stephen Dee, Editor
Best thrown exhibit: Richard Heeley; Best Handbuilt exhibit: Dianna Tonnison; Best functional exhibit Lindy Barletta; Best use of Colour Chris Norris
Best scuptural exhibit: Abel Kesteven; Best Decorated Lucy Richards; Best Trio of Work Claire Finlay; Most Humourous Clare Parkinson
Best Technical accomplishment Katalin Szallis
Diana Cox, Samantha Robertson and Diane Eagles
Ceramicists Sophie MacCarthy, Gareth Mason and Morley Gallery Manager, Jane Hartwell
Potclays, Potterycrafts, studiopottery.co.uk, Top Pot Supplies, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Ceramic Review & Northern Kilns
The show is on every November time AND there is still time to see it this year – on until 21 November 2012! Well worth a trip to London!
There is now a wealth of work offered for sale on the website by selected members. Some of the latest pieces to be made available are:
Work by John Calver
Work by Ailsa Nicholson:
By Lesley Martin:
By Rachel Grimshaw:
In total nearly 40 selected members have chosen to offer work for sale through the studiopottery.co.uk and you can browse at your leisure by looking at: http://www.studiopottery.co.uk/for_sale_potter_marketplace.php
Exhibition Dates: 28 September(Sat) – 17 November 2013 (Sun)
The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) is pleased to announce that it is receiving entries for the 2013 Special Exhibition, . The event is open for young and talented artists with the hope of providing them with the opportunity to develop their creativity. The GICB is taking a new initiative seeking to discover new talents for the future through this international competition. The GICB 2013 is now waiting for your participation. Take the challenge, the opportunity has come for you! Apply now!
Special Competition 2013 - General Information Age of Eligibility : Open to international and domestic applicants under 40
Selected Number of Participants : 20
Deadline : 3 December(Mon) ~ 19 December(Wed), 2012
Method of Application : Strictly limited to online application
Submission of Information
(All information must be submitted online. We do not accept information sent by post-mail)
1. Applicant’s Resume/CV
2. Description on Artwork
3. 10 images for the submission of 10 artworks is requested (1100 pixel and higher in resolution, JPG file format)
Images should include at least 5 or more pieces possible for exhibition
Detailed images of artworks are permitted only as additional information and not as a part of the 10 images for the required artworks.
4. Brief display plan for exhibiting applicant’s artworks must be submitted.
Screening Date : 20 December 2012 (Mon) ~ 5 January 2013(Sat)
Announcement : 7 January 2013 (Mon) from 12:00 Hours (noon, local time) Final announcement will be presented on our webpage and the selected participants will be notified through e-mail
Method of screening : Stage 1 (Assessing conditions for qualification) > Stage 2 (Examining artworks) > Stage 3 (Overview of all submitted information)
GICB 2013 Seoul Office
MH 1113, 72-1, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-791 Republic of Korea
Tel: (+82) 02 3143 6903 Fax: (+82) 02 3143 6904
Website for application form: http://www.kocef.org/eng/03_biennale/2012/01_04.asp
Tickets for the International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth, taking place from 28 – 30 June 2013 are now available. They sell fast so early application – either from the website
www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/tickets or by phoning (+44 01970 623232) or emailing email@example.com
Ticket prices for 2013 are Full Price £130 / SWP. NWP £120 / Students £90 (see full details on website)
Demonstrators at this prestigious event include: Takeshi Yasuda, Sung-Jae Choi, Mick Morgan, Beth Cavener Stichter, Virginia Scotchie, Rafael Perez, Jeremy Steward, Richard Notkin, Doug Fitch, Monica Patuszynska, Joe Finch and Camarthen School of Creative Art Students.
It is also possible to apply to be a festival assistant (deadline 1 March 2013) – see details on website: www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/information/student_information
The International Ceramics Festival is the UK’s leading international ceramics event, attracting over 800 participants to a series of lectures, practical demonstrations and exhibitions over three days. The focus is both practical and inspirational – kilns are built and fired, pots made and demonstrations given. Guest artists also have their own workspace enabling more in depth discussions and exchange of ideas. Over the years the Festival has built up a reputation for featuring some of the world’s best known ceramic artists and potters.