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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Oxford Ceramics Fair 2018 at CPA Autumn Fair 27th - 28th October 2018 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Made London at Made London 18th - 21st October 2018 Over 120 exhibitors across all media (ceramics, wood, silver, gold, glass, textiles...) 
Handmade Chelsea at Chelsea Old Town Hall 9th - 11th November 2018 Now in its 12th year, this annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Winter Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art 3rd November to 24th December, 2018 featuring work by Adam Frew, David Meredith, McNeill Glass and Helen Martino, Paula Sharples and Jane Kell

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.

Ceramic Plasticity Symposium: Friday 26 January 2018

Ceramic Plasticity Symposium

Reflecting the resurgence of craft and skills-based making in art over the past decade, this one-day symposium explores common ground between contemporary art and studio ceramics. Emphasising the commonalities between artist and craftsperson, the event focuses on practical, theoretical, and professional aspects of working with clay, embodied in its malleability and resistance – its plasticity.

The symposium will bring together a range of voices within contemporary ceramics, such as the world renowned curator and writer, Glenn Adamson and leading studio potter, Julian Stair. Dr. David Stent will present a speculative dialogue between a ceramicist and philosopher, and artists Caroline Achaintre and Florence Peake will demonstrate the possibilities of clay in light of two recent West Dean projects, coordinated in collaboration with Cass Sculpture Foundation and the De La Warr Pavilion. West Dean College alumnus, Bouke de Vries, will be discussing the crossover between ceramics conservation and fine art practice, and the Turner Prize winning architecture and design collective, Assemble, will focus on Granby Workshop – a ceramics workshop based in the Toxteth area of Liverpool.

The symposium will be a day of discussion, identifying common ground, appreciating difference, and celebrating clay as a material that feeds the imagination.

Programme

Registration in the Oak Hall: 10:30-11am

Introduction by Francine Norris (Director of Education, West Dean College)

PANEL 1, Chaired by Alison Sandeman (Studio Potter, West Dean College)

Dr. David Stent (West Dean College)
Blue-slipped stone-burst – Destructive plasticity in Takuro Kuwata
Julian Stair (Potter, Writer) Ceramic – it’s only a material, get over it
Panel 1 discussion

Break

KEYNOTE, Introduced by Francine Norris

Glenn Adamson (Curator, Writer, Historian)
Exploding Plastic Inevitable: A Decade in Ceramic History, 2007 – 2017
Lunch

PANEL 2, Chaired by Rosie Cooper (Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion)

Florence Peake (Artist, Choreographer) Rite
Caroline Achaintre (Artist) Marvel

Panel 2 discussion

Break

PANEL 3, Chaired by Katie Schwab (Artist-in-Residence at West Dean College)

Bouke de Vries (Conservator, Artist) Fractured Images
Mathew Leung (Assemble Architecture and Design Collective) To banish imperfection

Panel 3 discussion

ALL PANEL DISCUSSION
Closing remarks by Francine Norris.

Date: Friday 26 January 2018, 11am-6pm
Location: The Old Library, West Dean College 
Price: £25 including a buffet lunch
Contact: Reception: Line open from 7.30am – 8pm
reception@westdean.org.uk +44 (0) 1243 811301
Address:
West Dean – The Edward James Foundation
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

Posted on January 7 2018 under News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.