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Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

RELIC at Bluecoat Display Centre 29th September to 10th November, 2018 Exhibiting makers include member Rachel Wood
York Ceramics Fair 2018 at Yorkshire Museum Gardens 6th - 7th October 2018 In the hospitium, a recently restored two storey medieval hall, in the Museum gardens.
Two Day Sale of Studio Ceramics and Modern Design at Adam Partridge Auctioneers 11th - 12th October 2018 Viewing: Wednesday 10th October 2018 10.00am - 8.00pmCatalogue: 10 inc p&p - check details with Alan Partridge before visiting. Sarah Villeneau will have work in the auction
Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 4th - 7th October 2018 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.

Recently added Courses

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 October, 2013

Where to Pot in London Guide – September 2013

This excellent guide produced by London Potters is useful when looking for ceramics/pottery courses in and around London.

Visit London Potters website to to see the guide and to find out what they are planning for the future and to join them.

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Also you can F ind the Guide here

Embassy of Japan in the UK : Insight Into Beauty: Chawan, Teabowls inspired by Japan, made in the UK 28 October – December 2013

Chawan 茶碗, Japanese teabowls, have long been cherished as symbol of simplicity and harmony, all virtues revered in the Japanese tea ceremony. The Embassy of Japan presents an exhibition of thirteen artists in the United Kingdom who have embraced this art form.

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It is the third exhibition in the Insight into Beauty series to be held

Art in Clay at Farnham – 16 and 17 November 2013 – 2 for 1 ticket deal!

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See full details including all exhibitors on the website by clicking HERE

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Print this page to get your 2 for 1 admission permit.

Art in Clay Farnham, The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR 

Opening Times

Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

Admission Prices

Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Children 15yrs and under FREE

Car Parking

The Maltings has limited Car Parking, but in Farnham there are a number of Car Parks within a few minutes walk of the Maltings. All are Pay and Display on Saturday, including The Maltings own car park, and FREE on Sunday. Waggons Yard is the nearest and is a large car park – access to the Maltings is via a footbridge and less than a five minte walk.

About the show

The 17th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them. From animal sculptures to kitchen and garden pots with a variety in between to interest anyone that enjoys skilfully crafted objects.

Also travelling across the Channel will be Françoise Dufayard with her large and bold ceramics – platters, dishes and vases with very attractive and distinctive brushwork.Niek Hoogland, a very popular potter from the Netherlands, will be welcomed back to Farnham, his colourful red terracotta slipware pots, tiles and sculptures will be on display – a real treat for all those interested in pots for food. Pim Van Huisseling, will also be showing her beatifully decorated domestic earthenware pots alongside some one off pieces. Pim is also from the Netherlands and will be sharing a stand with Niek.Mary Rich will be here again with her beautiful porcelain decorated with lustres and liquid gold. You will be delighted with the range of exhibitors and work at a show that has become the highlight on the calendar of art collectors in the South and South East.

Doug Fitch – Oakwood Gallery 26 October – 3 November 2013

Showing at: The Thoresby Gallery, Thoresby Park near Ollerton, Newark. Notts. NG22 9EH

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Doug writes;
Devon has been my home for over twenty years. I can’t imagine ever wanting to live elsewhere. My workshop is hidden deep in the countryside and the surrounding natural environment fills me with inspiration and wonder. I work in red earthenware clay, the pots simply decorated, with appliqué decoration or sgrafitto, using a basic palette of traditional slips, made from natural raw materials. Some of the clay is dug from rich seams, found in the field beside my workshop – the same seams that have been exploited for thousands of years by the craftsmen before me. It is my intention that within 2013, I will make my entire production from this beautiful, native clay.
My pots are thrown on the wheel and then fired either in a small electric kiln or on several special occasions during the year, in a kiln fuelled with wood.
The forms , predominantly large jugs, draw influence from the work of the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip decorated country pottery, that was prevalent in this country until the early twentieth century. The skills presented by the master craftspeople of the past set an extraordinary high standard to which the contemporary maker must aspire. To seek to find one’s own distinctive voice amongst many who are using the same language, is a challenge that I take upon myself each and every day.
I’ve been making pots for most of my life. It’s a strange thing, to be excited by something as simple as a brown clay jug and I can’t explain it, but it seems that it happens to some people; it just gets under your skin.

MEET DOUG
Saturday 2nd November
An opportunity to meet Doug and to watch him
demonstrate throwing and slip decorating techniques
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Refreshments served

Please contact the oakwoodgallery for more information or to
book a place.
Tel; 01623 635777.
EM: oakwood.gallery@btinternet.com

 

Abbott and Holder Ltd : Prue Cooper in Museum St. London: 14 November – 24 December 2013

A large exhibition of Prue Coopers work, just in time for Christmas, in a central London location, just opposite the British Museum and also close to the Contemporary Ceramics Centre. Well worth a visit with the added bonus, if you like watercolours to see Abbott and holders excellent selection.

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The UK Artist at Penland Fellowship 2014 – Clay: Application Deadline 31.10.2013

This is an opportunity for a maker whose primary material is clay and who graduated since 2000 to undertake a two week course at The Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the summer of 2014.

The successful applicant (after interview) will have the costs of return air fare from the UK, board, lodging and tuition for the two week course covered by the Fellowship.
Background:

Now in its second year, the UK Artist at Penland Fellowship for 2014 is dedicated to makers working with clay as their primary material. The successful recipient of the Fellowship will be able to choose from a range of courses, lasting two weeks, offered at Penland School of Crafts in the summer of 2014. The historic School of Crafts, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, offers a programme of intensive courses across a wide range of craft traditions. The Fellowship will cover the costs of a round-trip airfare from the UK, together with room, board and tuition. The beautiful campus, situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, brings together a community of artists whose main focus in life is to make.

Full application details can be found at: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/s/penland

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Additional information to that on the website from Chris Keenan: chriskeenan2014@gmail.com

Remember Applications close on 31 October 2013.

PAUL SMITH Sculpture

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For his third solo show at Cambridge Contemporary Art, ( 4th – 27th October 2013: Solo Show)Paul Smith delves into his dream-like world of fables and fairytales…