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Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

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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 
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - BRUSSELS at AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - BRUSSELS 15th - 18th March 2018 Over 90 galleries exhibiting from Belgium, Europe and all around the world!
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.
Visual Connections with Stephen Murfitt at Pyramid Gallery 18th March to 15th April, 2018 2 person show with ceramics from Stephen Murfitt and Paintings by Terry Beard

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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.

Chris Carter at 70: Major Retrospective 7th-31st 05.2016

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OUT OF THE DARK & INTO THE LIGHT - A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE COVERING FIVE DECADES OF WORK. Chris Carter is a leading Uk based potter who will be holding his 70th birthday retrospective at the Round House Gallery in Boston, Derbyshire, with a Private View on 7 May 2016 from 10.30 to 19.00 hours.

Philip and Leah Evans of the Round House say:

It is over twenty-five years since Chris Carter, already established by then as one of the country’s leading potters, began exhibiting work at the Round House Gallery.

At our first meeting, Chris showed me around his workshop situated in an old brick built building on a farm in Warwickshire. Workshops and studios are very private spaces and I quickly became aware that his had its own unique ambience, enhanced by the slow tick of an old mantle clock, just audible over the mellow sounds of Radio Three.

While Chris went to make us a cup of tea, I began looking around the workshop with its mood of strong lights and darks, reminiscent of a Rembrandt chiaroscuro painting. With cup of tea in hand, Chris proudly showed me around his workshop. There were pots at every stage of the working process, photographs pinned to the walls, and an array of artefacts that inspired the visual elements expressed within his work.

Eventually, I was invited to follow him up an open wooden stairway which led to a display area of completed work. To the right was a locked door which Chris explained was a stockroom of pots which were not for sale and not for anyone’s eyes except his and Jennifer’s, his wife.
Since then the stockroom has steadily filled with pieces of work which have been put aside and reserved for a retrospective exhibition. I entered this room for the first time last September to view these pots, having been invited by Chris to hold a retrospective exhibition of his work, celebrating his five decades of making pots.

The Chris Carter retrospective exhibition at the Round House Gallery, opens with a private view on 7th May 2016. After all these years a cross-section of some of Chris’s best works are finally coming out of the dark and into the light. They will be for sale for the very first time.
Leah and I are honoured to be offered this retrospective by such an eminent artist. We would sincerely like to thank Chris and Jennifer for their support and kind generosity in allowing these pots to be exhibited at our gallery

This should be a fascinating exhibition, with some of Chris’s best pieces emerging from the last 5 decades of his work!

  • Venue: Round House Gallery, The
  • Address: The Firs, Foston, Derbyshire, England, DE65 5DL.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1283 585348
  • Email: pj.evans@btconnect.com
  • Open: PV: 7 may 2016 – 10.30 – 19.30 hours; 
     also open Sunday 8 May from 11.00 – 17.00
    Then Normal hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm

     
  • Dates: 07 May 2016 to: 31 May 2016

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Posted on April 23 2016 under Event Previews, News about Makers.