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Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Made by Hand, Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall 10th - 11th March 2018 New pieces from Emily-Kriste Wilcox (represented by The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen)
Equinox at Bluecoat Display Centre 10th March to 21st April, 2018 Mixed exhibition, including new work by Amy Cooper
Ceramic Art London 2018 at Central St. Martins 23rd - 25th March 2018 Unmissable for all interested in contemporary ceramic art. Ninety of the world's most talented ceramists show and sell their work.
Anglian Potters Norwich Exhibition at Undercroft, The (Norwich) 16th March to 1st April, 2018 One of the regions’ largest collaborative exhibitions of ‘all things clay’. Showcasing the work of more than 70 ceramic artists 

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.