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Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

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.
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. 
Handmade Edinburgh at Hub (The), Edinburgh 27th - 29th October 2017 Mixed 3 day show over 100+ talented designer-makers selling textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and more..
Midwinter Market with ceramics at Tithe Barn, Kent 18th - 19th November 2017 Designer makers [including ceramicists] & artisan food.

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 
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
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)

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.