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Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Upcoming events

Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 12th - 15th October 2017 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.
Contemporary Craft & Design Show at Sevenoaks at Sevenoaks School 20th - 22nd October 2017 Mixed show with ceramics from David Melville and others
Into the Forest - Paul Smith Sculpture at Cambridge Contemporary Art 7th - 29th October 2017 Paul Smith new work (also the painter Flora McLachlan)
OCTOBER FOCUS 2017 at Bevere Gallery 6th October to 1st November, 2017 Featured potters - Sara Moorhouse, Masazumi Yamazaki, Barry Stedman

Recently added Courses

Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 

Jim Malone – New Pots From The Kiln: 9 September to 29 October 2017


The Leach Pottery is excited to present new pots by Jim Malone in his first solo exhibition of 2017. Exhibition 9 September to 29 October 2017 | Preview (all welcome) 8 September 2017, 6-8pm. Masterclass 11 to 13 September 2017

Jim will be selecting pots from his recent summer kiln firing and is anticipating a range of forms including bottles, jugs, and tea bowls decorated with tenmoku, kaki, wood ash, and hakame glazes and surfaces.

Jim Malone has been making high-fired stoneware pottery and porcelain since the early 1970s: he works alone producing a wide range of individual pottery forms. One of Britain’s foremost potters, Jim has exhibited widely in this country as well as in America, Germany and Hong Kong. Jim is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

There will be the opportunity to meet Jim Malone at the Preview on 8 September 2017. The exhibition runs in the Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery. All works for sale.

Jim Malone said: “The firing started with some difficulty: the kiln was losing temperature and we lost some time, but we got caught up in the end! Those firings can sometimes become the best – there’s a really good body of pots and I’m only halfway through unpacking. I’m particularly pleased with how some of the kaki glazes and hakame slip have come out of the kiln.”
“The way that a pot is made has to be part of a lifestyle – I lived my life in order to make the pots I make. The pots I’ve admired historically, and the qualities they have, are a direct reflection of the lifestyles of their time. That’s why I fire with wood and oil and work on a kick wheel: the means of making a pot is as important as the end result.”
Leach Pottery Director Libby Buckley said: “I’m looking forward to Jim Malone’s Exhibition at the Leach Pottery. Jim has a phenomenal reputation as a potter who works with both sincerity and skill. Jim was initially inspired by texts like Bernard Leach’s A Potter’s Book, so it will be intriguing to see how Jim’s pots and philosophies have evolved over his 40 years of potting.”

Leach Pottery                                                                                     

Founded in 1920, the Leach Pottery is considered to be the birthplace of British Studio Pottery. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery was restored and reopened, in 2008, as a Museum, to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. The exhibition, gallery and shop spaces regularly showcase work by leading regional, national and international studio potters. The Studio provides training for the next generation of potters who learn by making Leach Standard Ware tableware.

The Leach Pottery is managed by the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Ltd, a registered charity founded in 2005 reg. no 1111263. The primary objectives of the trust are to further the development of studio pottery, provide training in the art, craft and making of pottery and to advance the public education of the life and work of Bernard Leach and his circle.

Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 2HE. Call 01736 799703, email: office@leachpottery.com

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Posted on August 30 2017 under Event Previews, News about Makers, News for Makers.