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Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

Art in Clay at Farnham 2017 at Art in Clay - Farnham 18th - 19th November 2017 The 21th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.
Art and York - with Christine Pike ceramics at York Racecourse 27th - 29th October 2017 120 artists and designer-makers showing a wide range of high quality and innovative work from glass and ceramics to painting and...
Shades of Clay at Kunsthius Gallery 3rd November to 24th December, 2017 New work from Janet Halligan
Gareth Edwards RWA with ceramics by Gabriele Koch: After the Rain at David Simon Contemporary 3rd - 27th November 2017 New work by Gabriele Koch

Recently added Courses

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.
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish

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.