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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Upcoming events

Alan Birchall, Christmas Open Studio at Red Lion Pottery 1st - 30th November 2017 Alan Birchall - dates in November to be decided
Open weekend - David Melville at Open Studio, David Melville 11th - 12th November 2017 A chance to meet the potter and see where he works and buy pots direct. 
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...
Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition at All Saints Church 11th November to 11th December, 2017 A selling exhibition of the work of  60+ members of Anglian Potters.

Recently added Courses

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!
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
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.
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.

GLASS, LIGHT, PAINT & CLAY: 28.10.- 14.12. 2017

Bernard Rooke

OBJECTS FROM THE GRAHAM COOLEY COLLECTION at VIVACITY CITY GALLERY, Peterborough Museum. Vivacity City Gallery presents Glass, Light, Paint & Clay; an exceptional display featuring four notable British artists from Graham Cooley’s eclectic collection. Opening on 28 October, the exhibition brings together the studio glass of Sam Herman, the lighting designs of Bernard Rooke, the nature paintings of Duncan Clarke and the ceramics of John Maltby. Cooley’s unique selection of artworks reveal his broad taste across both Visual and Decorative Arts. Most collectors will amass a certain type of work, normally by a certain artist, and stick to it. Cooley, however, meets the art world with open arms and scoops up an array of work which portrays the exceptional level of craftsmanship which has emerged from the UK.

GLASS: SAM HERMAN

At the Genesis of the Studio Glass Movement

Sam Herman is a contemporary glass artist, sculptor and painter. One of Harvey Littleton’s first students, Herman is credited as one of the founders of the Studio Glass movement in Britain. He was seminal in spreading the idea of the movement through his teaching positions particularly at the Royal College of Art. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in many public collections including Victoria and Albert Museum.

LIGHT: BERNARD ROOKE

Ceramic Sculpture as Lighting

Bernard Rooke studied at the Ipswich School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, London. In 1960 he set up his workshop in Forest Hill, London, sharing the premises with Alan Wallwork, he also lectured at London University and at Goldsmiths’ College. The early pieces were mainly fashioned by hand using coils and blocks. Rooke found that his work might not find a market as a piece of sculpture, if made into a lamp base it was more readily acceptable to the public. The lamp bases were, indeed, popular and are now design icons of the sixties and seventies.

PAINT: DUNCAN CLARKE

Painting nature, landscape and environmental impact

Duncan Clarke is a painter and conservationist, studying the impact of intensive farming and industrialisation on the environment around him in the Oxfordshire village of Coleshill. Born in 1958 Duncan studied fine art at Bath Academy of Art 1977-1980; exhibitions include showing in the Laing Competition 1991 and Hunting Art Prize 1991.

CLAY: JOHN MALTBY

Ancient modernism in clay

John Maltby is a distinguished English sculptor and studio potter. John was brought up in Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire and studied at Leicester College of Art and Goldsmith’s College in South London. After a period of teaching art in a small private boys’ school near London, where he met his future wife, Heather, he visited Bernard Leach after reading Leach’s “A Potter’s book”. On Leach’s advice Maltby joined his son David Leach in 1962 at Lowerdown Pottery in Bovey Tracey, Devon where he was Leach’s apprentice for nearly two years. He then set up his own pottery at Stoneshill near Crediton in 1964. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in many public collections including Victoria and Albert Museum

Opening Times: 28th October – 14th December 2017. Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (inc. Bank Holiday Mondays and Monday’s during school holidays)

At: City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

To stay updated with our exhibitions and other events like these, request to join our mailing list by emailing: arts@vivacity-peterborough.com

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Posted on July 31 2017 under Event Previews, News about Makers.