In collaboration with Royal Crown Derby, the Derby Museums and Gallery Trust the University of Derby is hosting the touring exhibition of Emmanuel Cooper OBE 1938-2012 A Retrospective Exhibition (Ruthin Craft Centre). We are hosting this conference to review the landscape of contemporary ceramics. To this end we have put together an exciting programme of speakers, visits and events to take us on a journey through a heritage of ceramics and into debates about materials, skills and commissioning. Continue reading ‘Conference on Contemporary Ceramics – looking back and forward! – 21st February 2014′
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Since 1981 La Meridiana offers residential Ceramic Courses and Pottery Workshops of one or two weeks for beginners, advanced and professional potters.
The programme for the year 2014 is now on-line and on studiopottery under courses, with a variety of topics that refer to the ceramic processes: Continue reading ‘La Meridiana – Course for 2014 and Images of many Top potters’
Virginia Scotchie, ceramic artist and Area Head of Ceramics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, has received numerous awards for her ceramics, exhibits worldwide and has work in many private and public collections. This summer she will be making a visit to the UK as part of a joint collaboration with West Dean College, near Chichester. First off she’ll be at the International Ceramics Festival (28 – 30 June) in Wales, then onto West Dean where she’ll be teaching a new four day course, ‘Parts and pieces – throwing sculptural forms on the wheel’, 1 – 4 July.
2012 Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art
This year Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere will give a series of three lectures on the subject of Japanese Porcelain: A Four Hundred Year History.
Please note that booking is essential for the British Museum lecture on 1 November. To book your seat, please contact the British Museum via www.britishmuseum.orgor 020 7323 8181, or contact the Sainsbury Institute at 01603 597507
Hare and Moon. Dish. (1690-1730) Porcelain with underglazed cobalt blue design, D. 14.48cm.
© The Trustees of the British Museum. Franks. 1292+
1 November / 6.15pm
Vessels of Influence, China and the Birth of Porcelain in Early Modern Japan
BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum*
Booking is essential. Please contact the British Museum via www.britishmuseum.com or 020 7323 8181, or the Sainsbury Institute to book your seat
8 November / 6.15pm
White Gold, Japanese Export Porcelain and International Trade Networks
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
15 November / 6pm
Japanese Porcelain Today, Future Directions and Past References
Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich NR1 4EH
Admission Free | All welcome
The lectures are sponsored by the Toshiba International Foundation.
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About the Lectures
With the four-hundredth anniversary rapidly approaching, now is a particularly opportune occasion to re-examine the history of Japanese porcelain from a modern angle. This four hundred year retrospective of the evolution of Japanese porcelain affords multiple new interpretations. Many questions have long remained unanswered. For example, why did Japan only begin to produce porcelain for the first time around 1610, centuries after both China and Korea had mastered the technique? How, given its late start, was Japanese porcelain able to be exported throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe by the 1660s to such high acclaim?
Competition between kilns for market share both within Japan and abroad was rife. Notwithstanding intrigues, government and trade restrictions as well as changing consumer tastes, Japanese porcelain has continued to flourish these 400 years adapting to market demand and to the latest styles. Today, porcelain production in Japan continues unabated both in traditional centres and by ceramic artists creating powerful modern expressions in new areas.
Professor Rousmaniere in this series of three lectures uncovers the history of Japanese porcelain from its complicated birth through its strong export period to its powerful contemporary presence. Recent archaeological and art historical data are introduced to create a revitalised picture of the industry as a whole. New light will also be shed on the significant Japanese ceramics in the British Museum created by pioneering collector Augustus Wollaston Franks, first curator and then Keeper at the British Museum from 1851-1896.
About the Speaker
Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia and Research Director at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. She is currently seconded to the British Museum as a curator in the Department of Asia working on its extensive ceramic collection. Her research interests include medieval to contemporary ceramic history in East Asian trade networks, the history of Japanese archaeology, the collecting Japanese artefacts and art objects in Asia and in Europe, contemporary Japanese craft expression and manga.
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I get various good ideas from the “30 Second Survey” which is shown at the top of the home page. Over time i try and incorporate the best of these in the website, subject to cost and resource, as ever. Recently I was asked to add a category to courses for “Residential Courses”.
This has been done and while there are not many courses shown at present, there are a few – UK and elsewhere, that may be of interest. We always welcome more course listings, but unless submitted by a Selected Member, there is a small charge. Current Residential Courses shown are:
|Raku Pottery & Sculptural Ceramics Holiday Courses :: September 17, 2012 to September 21, 2012
These courses will appeal to potters and would-be potters who would like a chance to combine intensive studio work in a delightful setting with the opportunity to explore a particularly interesting area of southern France.
|August Five Day Throwing Course :: July 30, 2012 to August 03, 2012
A five day course to students serious about improving their throwing and making skills.
|Five day hands-on school with John Calver :: August 13, 2012 to August 17, 2012
A 5 day residential course run by John Calver. He will be giving group and one to one tuition
|Seth Cardew – learn from a Master! :: July 15, 2012 to July 21, 2012
Courses in Wheel Thrown Pottery is also titled “The Language of Shapes”
|Seth Cardew – learn from a Master! :: October 14, 2012 to October 20, 2012
Courses in Wheel Thrown Pottery is also titled “The Language of Shapes” with an option of a second week.
|Creative Pottery Holidays/Breaks with Sue Ramsay-Smith :: June 19, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Explore a variety of making and decorating techniques to create unique pottery or sculptural pieces fired in an electric kiln.
Mariano Pastor of ViaU photography recently sent me this link to their blog showing a tutorial on taking photos of pots. Some useful tips? Have a look.
Thank you Mariano.