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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Upcoming events

Open Studio - Sue Mundy at Milking Machine, The 1st - 3rd December 2017 See Sue Mundy in her studio and view new work
Winter Open studio - Chris Keenan - ceramics at Open Studio in Southwark, london 30th November to 3rd December, 2017 Good opportunity to see where Chris works! and buy some of his new work. PV Friday 30 November from 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Jennie Hale Pottery: Winter Opening at Longham Pottery 25th November to 3rd December, 2017 Showing my latest nature diaries on view, alongside new decorated earthenware and raku.
Made Brighton with ceramic art at St Bartholomewís 25th November 2017 to 3rd December, 2017 One day contemporary craft and design fair

Recently added Courses

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
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.
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture

Kate Malone Balls Pond Open Studio weekend 2nd & 3rd December 2017

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Kate Malone, ceramic artist and Judge of the BBC2 Great Pottery Throw Down, will open her London studio doors for her annual open studio weekend on the 2nd and 3rd December 2017, between 11am and 7pm. at 8B Culford Mews, London, N1 4DX

Built by her husband, Graham Inglefield, Balls Pond Studio has been their family home and Malone’s studio for 31 years.
Malone is one of the UK‚Äôs foremost ceramic artists, with a career spanning over¬†30 years. The objective of her work is to convey an optimistic spirit – the main¬†inspiration being nature and the ‚Äėlife-force‚Äô. Malone works in three areas of¬†ceramics: Decorative Arts: Public Art; and glaze research. Malone makes¬†ceramics from eggcups to huge building facades (24 Savile Row) and has a huge¬†Crystalline glaze research archive that feeds all aspects of her work.

Her work is part of numerous public collections around the world, including the V&A London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Manchester Art Gallery, Bristol City Museum, LACMA Los Angeles, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs Montreal.

To maintain a treasured connection with the local community and a wider educational audience, Malone opens the splendid sculpted metal gates of her studios once a year to all who are interested. Malone shares her technical knowledge and her enthusiasm for the field, and has made open day work especially for sale at an affordable price. This is the only time that Malone’s work is for sale other than through exhibitions with her art dealer Adrian Sassoon.

Traditionally Kate invites selected apprentices and colleagues to show their work beside hers at the open weekends. This year it is Anna Barlow, Miray Mehmet Fontanelli, Erika Albrecht and also her Great Pottery Throw Down colleague Rich Miller of Froyle Tiles. Malone and her guest exhibitors will each put a piece as prizes for the charity raffle to assist Clay College in Stoke-on Trent for which Malone is a patron.

Guest Exhibitors at the open weekend
Anna Barlow
Barlow constructs luscious sculptures using realistic ceramic representations of¬†ice cream, cakes and other sweet foods as a basis to tell a story or to build a¬†fantasy around food. It is the juxtaposition of temporary ice cream and¬†permanent ceramic that inspire the solidification of a fleeting, melting moment.¬†The work aims to not only provoke a visual impression but also a physical¬†reaction and hopes to play with ‚Äúvisual edibility‚ÄĚ www.annabarlowceramics.com

Miray Mehmet Fontanelli
Miray Mehmet Fontanelli makes strong simple wheel thrown forms. Complemented with a tonal palate of hand mixed glazes, accentuating surface and texture. She creates small editions, which bridge the line between functional and decorative, useful and spiritual. www.mm-ceramics.com

Erika Albrecht
Albrecht was traditionally trained in Hungary as a specialist in ceramic enamel fine painting. Her work combines the ancient tradition of hand painted porcelain exploring an intense relationship between shapes, vivid colours, and the ancient obsession with fine detail. Her work draws inspiration from the beauty of nature. Her pieces are hand made from bone china and porcelain, however unlike traditional hand crafted porcelain, she embraces the imperfection of hand made to celebrate the movement of the material, as with the individuality of nature.
www.erikaalbrecht.net

Rich Miller
Miller will be familiar to many viewers of The Pottery Throw Down as the on-screen technician. His work is predominantly wheel thrown stoneware and makes reference to historical design patterns. Heavily influenced by research carried out for his tile company, Froyle Tiles. It draws on themes of British colonialism and the way in which the UK has become an eclectic mix of cultural styles, as immigration has brought with it a rich source of influence. Miller has a particular interest in things that have stylistically become adopted by the British mainstream.
www.richmiller.co.uk

Clay College
A new independent college in Stoke-on-Trent teaching ceramics on a traditional intensive course .The aim is for master potters of England to pass on their skills to create a new generation of makers. www.claycollegestoke.co.uk

History of Balls Pond Studio
Balls Pond Studio was built by Kate’s husband Graham Inglefield, it houses one of the largest studio kilns in London. Thousands of pots have passed out from the sculpted metal gates to new homes around the world. Finally, after 31 years in the building, Kate and Graham have decided to live half of the time in Kent and half in London so Balls Pond Studio is currently for sale on the Modern House website www.themodernhouse.com

Kate and Graham will move just three doors along the mews to a new build by Graham, so the move is not too drastic.

In 1986, having searched for many months on their bicycles in the age of no mobile phones, Kate and Graham found and purchased 157 Balls Pond Road. An almost derelict Georgian terrace built in 1812, with a long corrugated iron covered yard to the rear backing onto Culford Mews. No one had lived in the house since 1925 it had been used for a ladder hire company and North London Plant Hire.

Over 15 years Inglefield restored the house and built the Balls Pond Studios to the back of the house Whilst Malone potted away and ran communal studios. The couple dreamt of creating a studio that would serve both Kate in her ambition to “Pot as well as equip other makers. Balls Pond Studio was thus born.157 Balls Pond Rd was featured on international television and articles in major magazines and
newspapers.
A Communal Studio
For many years the studio was a communal ceramics studio, run on a not for profit basis, with one of the largest kilns in London. It housed 14 ceramists ranging in age from 19 to 70, of up to 7 different nationalities at any one time, all squeezed in and sharing the equipment and space. With occasional artists in residence and a small gallery it was fully rewarding to see so many artists enjoying this small space just
4.4 meters wide and 20 meters long.¬†In 2001, the Balls Pond Rd era ended and they moved behind onto Culford Mews,¬†they converted the top floor to become their home, and use the ground floor as¬†Malone‚Äôs studio. Members of the Balls Pond Studios went onto to set-up ‚Äėlike ‚Äď
minded’ studios in Kent, Dalston and Islington. So the philosophy of sharing studios was carried forward. At the time the studios were started there were not many shared spaces in London. Sharing and serving communities are the essence of Malone’s practice.

Links

Kate Malone: www.katemaloneceramics.com

www.instagram.com/kate_malone_ceramics

Adrian Sassoon: www.adriansassoon.com

Anna Barlow : www.instagram.com/annabarlowceramics

Miray Mehmet: www.instagram.com/miray_mehmet_fontanelli

Erika Albrecht: www.instagram.com/erikaalbrechtceramics

Rich Miller: www.instagram.com/richmillerpots


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