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Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

Siegburg Market, 4th year - includes David Wright at Siegburger Keramikmarkt 7th - 8th July 2018 70 ceramic makers including new work from David Wright 
Ceramic Wales at North Wales School Of Art & Design (Glyndwr Uni.) 13th - 15th July 2018 Featuring a full programme of talks, demonstrations and hands on experiences for visitors, ceramic wales will feature the work of fifty ceramic makers.
Art in the Pen 2018 (Thirsk) at Art in the Pen (Thirsk) 21st - 22nd July 2018 Mark Smith will be showing new work
South Wales Potters Ceramica 2018 at Cardiff Metropolitan University 6th - 8th July 2018 Demonstrators: duncan Ayscough and Marie Prett. Friday evening to Sunday late afternoon.

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.

A Way of Life = Short film Preview

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This is an excellent short film about potters in Japan, of which only a short extract can be shown at present as it is entered in various film festivals around the world over the next few months. However we have been able to offer a short preview of the film and hope to provide a link to the full film, when it is available on line.

The makers say ”

(Here is) A one-minute preview of A Way of Life – a short documentary about the pottery of Japan’s Kasama and Mashiko regions.

Synopsis: The handmade pottery of Kasama and Mashiko regions in Japan is some of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after. The potters who create these magnificent works spend decades refining their craft – throwing, molding, glazing and firing – in the rural countryside.

This short documentary, produced by Waka Artisans, reveals the passion and skill of eleven such potters. Their determination, inspiration, and creativity comes from a deep understanding of what exactly is the true craft of pottery. See the preview here:

https://vimeo.com/147294569

Background:

Kasama & Mashiko are two regions in Japan that produce some of the most unique and sought-after handmade pottery in the world. The potters who create these magnificent works spend decades refining their craft – throwing, moulding, glazing and firing – in the rural countryside.

A Way of Life is a short documentary about the skill and passion of eleven such potters, revealing not only their sources of inspiration and determination, but also discovering what exactly pottery means to them.

This project is composed of a collaborative effort between two filmmakers – Adrian Lo and Tian Macleod Ji, together with Waka Artisans – an independent gallery in Hong Kong specialising in Japanese pottery.

Although we were a small production team, we benefited immensely from drawing together a diverse wealth of technical skills, and were joined together by a deep-rooted yearning to understand the essence of this craft.

Throughout the production process, we were lucky enough to witness some true masters working in their element. We were also graced with the rare opportunity to hear from the potters themselves, about their inspiration and philosophy, and also how they manage to strive ahead despite the difficulties that life has thrown at them, such as the earthquake in 2011.

This film is not just about what pottery is and how it is made, but far more pertinently, it is a film that gets into the heart of what gives life to pottery. Indeed, pottery is special in that it can be understood as a craft, as an art of expression, or even as a philosophy, but what really defines it lies with an appreciation of the potter’s unwavering devotion to pottery as a way of life.

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Tian Macleod Ji

 

 


Posted on November 30 2015 under Event Previews, News for Makers.