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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Upcoming events

Crafts Alive: The Gloucestershire Guild at Rodmarton Manor at Rodmarton Manor 5th - 9th September 2018 With new work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox
Wirksworth Festival - Mark Smith at Wirksworth Festival - Mark Smith 7th - 23rd September 2018 Mark Smith - workshop
Angela Mellor in Cambridge at Byard Art 6th - 30th September 2018 Angela Mellor - major show of new work
Louis Turpin with Anna Lambert - a selling show. at Rye Art Gallery 15th September to 14th October, 2018 Anna Lambert is showing a group of pieces accompanying Louis Turpin's exhibition

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.


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


KEYNOTE, Introduced by Francine Norris

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

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


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

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
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.