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 David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Ruthanne Tudball - group exhibition at Cloud Forest Collective Gallery 1st - 15th March 2019 Ruthanne will be part of a group exhibition at the Cloud Forest Collective Gallery at the end of the residency.
Made by Hand - Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall 8th - 10th March 2019 Emily-Kriste Wilcox will be exhibiting
Bryan Newman at Paul Rice Gallery 23rd February to 23rd March, 2019 Bryan Newman has been one of this country's most outstanding potters since the 1960s when he became well-known for his extraordinary sculptural pots - townscapes, bridges, castles.
Northern Potters ,South West Region exhibition: Spring into Action at Valentine Clays 15th March to 12th April, 2019 Will be a good show with plenty of new work from Northern Potters Members

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.

Kigbeare Workshops for makers


Examples of Courses run at Kigbeare are shown in this news page – a few places are left, but anyway worth contacting them if you interested as they run regular evening classes as well as frequent workshops with major makers.

Niek Hoogland – Tableware Workshop

Niek Hoogland is one of the undisputed top makers, specialising in making beautiful functional tableware -  plates and bowls, serving dishes, mugs, cups, etc – from earthenware.  He is also a consummate slipware decorator, and has the wonderful ability to transfer his knowledge to his students.

Using terracotta clay, this workshop will focus on making tableware, and will appeal to makers with various levels of skill.  You don’t need to be a thrower to do this workshop, but you will need to be able to throw a basic cylinder or bowl if you want to use a wheel to make your work.  If you want to hand build, you will need to understand the basics of hand building to get the full benefits of Niek’s teaching.

The 3 days will cover making, trimming, pulling handles and slipping.  The third day will focus on decorating and raw glazing all the work made the previous two days.

Date:  29th, 30th June and 1st July ( 3 days)
Time:  9.30am to 5pm daily
Cost:  £400 per person to include refreshments & lunch daily

Any questions, or to reserve your place: – BE QUICK 2 PLACES LEFT – 1/5/2018



Glaze workshop – Matthew Blakely.

Matt Blakely is a distinguished and internationally known potter. Best known, perhaps, for his knowledge of how glazes are made and fired.  He makes ceramic pieces that are entirely created from rocks and minerals that he collects from all over the UK and probably the world.

Kigbeare Studios is delighted to host a 3 day workshop where Matt will share his extensive knowledge of how to make glazes and how best to fire them.  This is a hands-on workshop, which will involve running clay tests using your own samples or ones he has brought with him, and glaze line blends, using both the electric and gas kilns.

Be prepared to head out onto Dartmoor and collect materials for future testing, under his expert guidance.

Date:  27th – 29th July 2018
Time:  9.30 – 5.00 pm
Cost:  £450 per person to include refreshments & lunch daily

All the places on this workshop are now taken – you can put your name down for a cancellation however, or to have first refusal if Matthew runs another workshop. 

Address: Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, Southcott, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4NL

Website: www.kigbeare.co.uk


Posted on May 1 2018 under Pottery and Ceramic Course News.