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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.
It is the third exhibition in the Insight into Beauty series to be held
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Art in Clay Farnham, The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Children 15yrs and under FREE
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.
Showing at: The Thoresby Gallery, Thoresby Park near Ollerton, Newark. Notts. NG22 9EH
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.
Saturday 2nd November
An opportunity to meet Doug and to watch him
demonstrate throwing and slip decorating techniques
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Please contact the oakwoodgallery for more information or to
book a place.
Tel; 01623 635777.
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.
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.
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
Additional information to that on the website from Chris Keenan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember Applications close on 31 October 2013.