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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

Made in the Middle (part 5) at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum 23rd January to 10th March, 2018 touring show.
Sites Unseen at Studio Eleven 24th January to 11th March, 2018 Sites Unseen is an exhibition of paintings by Chrissy Collinson and ceramic pieces by Martin Harman.
Matthew Warner Solo Show at Contemporary Applied Arts 8th February to 10th March, 2018 A solo exhibition of new work by London-based potter and CAA maker member Matthew Warner.

Recently added Courses

Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley


Ed Bentley runs a series of both 3 day and individually designed one-to-one sessions. The three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background.

These in depth courses are for all abilities and cover the following skills:
• shape designing and concept sketching
• creating your own technical drawing
• plaster modelling/carving by hand
• lathe and bench whirler plaster turning
• plaster sledging/profiling with a metal tool
• tea pot handle and spout modelling
• sprig moulding and relief clay modelling
• plaster mould making (from simple drop-out to multi-part moulds)
• slip casting

Full details of currently available courses (in December 2014, February and April 2015 )can be seen on Eds profile page and under the courses section

These courses are suitable for all and are residential in nature. The location and contact details are:

Address: Manifold Craft Barn, Wetton Road, Butterton, Staffordshire, England, ST13 7ST.
Telephone: +44 (0)1538 304604  Mobile: +44 (0)7760368169
Email: edwardjosephbentley@gmail.com
Web-site: www.manifoldcraftbarn.co.uk

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Posted on November 3 2014 under News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.