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Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Made by Hand - Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall 8th - 10th March 2019 Emily-Kriste Wilcox will be exhibiting
Bluecoat Display Centre presents Rituals at Bluecoat Display Centre 9th March to 27th April, 2019 A mixed media exhibition that will explore the idea of craft objects making our everyday rituals' such as drinking tea or coffee into a ceremony of sorts.
Northern Potters ,South West Region exhibition: Spring into Action at Valentine Clays 15th March to 12th April, 2019 Will be a good show with plenty of new work from Northern Potters Members
Ruthanne Tudball - group exhibition at Cloud Forest Collective Gallery 1st - 15th March 2019 Ruthanne will be part of a group exhibition at the Cloud Forest Collective Gallery at the end of the residency.

Recently added Courses

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.

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.