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Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Handmade in Britain 17 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 10th - 12th November 2017 Now in its 11th year, this annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Midwinter Market with ceramics at Tithe Barn, Kent 18th - 19th November 2017 Designer makers [including ceramicists] & artisan food.
Ceramica at RIBA North 28th October to 10th February, 2018 On Saturday 28 October RIBA North, the RIBA's new national architecture centre on the Liverpool Waterfront, opens its second exhibition, Ceramica, showcasing the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture.
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse 10th - 12th November 2017 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is 13 years old. Meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. 

Recently added Courses

Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)

Train and study as a potter at the world renowned Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall

Unique Creative Opportunity with Seasalt and Leach Pottery  

Now in its 4th year, Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt, is again offering another enviable opportunity to train and study as a potter at the world renowned Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall as part of their Seasalt Bursary.

The bursary forms part of Seasalt’s pioneering, new campaign, Modern Creatives, which supports creativity in the community and helps keep Cornwall’s rich heritage and creativity alive.

Libby Buckley, Leach Pottery Director, said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to train a highly skilled potter in the Leach tradition which links back to Bill Marshall – the original apprentice in 1938. We’re incredibly grateful to Seasalt for part-funding the apprenticeship scheme and providing this opportunity.”

Following a search that saw applications from as far afield as Spain and the USA, the Leach Pottery appointed their second Seasalt apprentice, Matt Foster.  Matt said, This is an unbelievable opportunity and has given me the chance to do something that gives me satisfaction and that I enjoy as a job.”

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Japanese artist, Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is now a UK charity. Alongside promoting the work and life of Bernard Leach, it also works to further the development of studio pottery and encourage young talent through its studio and education programme. With long-held strong links to the creative community, particularly in St Ives, we are delighted to continue backing this innovative scheme.

Seasalt Co-founder and Chairman, Neil Chadwick, said, “We’ve always loved and been inspired by St Ives and its artistic heritage. We’ve been involved with the Leach to some degree for many years and we’re looking forward to welcoming the next Seasalt apprentice.”

Applications for the 24 month placement at Foundation level are now invited. The Leach Pottery is looking for someone who is practical, enthusiastic and has natural creative flair. No previous ceramics experience is necessary.  The new apprenticeship will begin in October 2017.

The Seasalt Bursary is providing the funding towards the establishment of this position on an annual basis.

To apply for the Seasalt Bursary, visit https://www.leachpottery.com/apprenticeship2017 before the closing date of Friday 11th August 2017.


Posted on June 26 2017 under News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.