Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Potfest in the Pens at Potfest in the Pens - Penrith 3rd - 5th August 2018 The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Around 170 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK
Jo Taylor ceramic sculpture at Doddington Hall and Gardens 28th July to 22nd September, 2018 Jo Taylor, showing new wall works from the Rondo series (shown below) as part of an exciting ceramics exhibition of 50 contemporary makers, alongside the established bi-annual outdoor sculpture show.
Art in the Pens 2018 - Skipton at Art in the Pen (Skipton) 11th - 12th August 2018 Wide range of work with ceramics by Alvin Irving and others
Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 25th July to 24th November, 2018

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.

Potfest Spring newsletter 2015 – update from the Cox’s

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An update on what’s going on for the three Potfests this year – see our event listings for more detail as wellChris, Geoff & Matt Cox say “Hello to all Friends of Potfest.

Thank you for coming to Potfest last year – we hope you enjoyed your visit & we’re looking forward to seeing you there again this year. The dates are now set, the potters booked in and good weather reserved – so make sure to tell all your friends about it.
Details of each show with images of all the exhibitors’ work are here.
As last year we’ll be adding new information every month on the Scotland,  Park, and Pens’ Facebook pages so why not drop in from time to time to see what’s new.

This year to start the ball rolling we asked the potters to send us images to the title – ‘Easter eggs  – how I eat mine’. Here’s a link to a slide show we put together from what they submitted.

New to the Park this year
Every  year we change at least 20% of the exhibitors to introduce new work and keep the show dynamic. To see who will be there this time see the Park Exhibitors 
The title for this year’s competition on the lawn is ‘Biblical’. We look forward to seeing what the potters make of that. We felt that the last two years competitions were particularly good and many thanks to all of you who voted for your favourites and made it such a success.

Each year we invite special guests from abroad to help widen international connections but also to try to bring a new perspective on ceramics. Different backgrounds often create new and unique approaches to working in clay.

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This year’s guests are North American potters – Charles Bound, Ruthanne Tudball, Jim Robison and Dan Finnegan living in the UK and the USA.  Their work is quite diverse, high quality and well respected both here and abroad. We hope you and their fellow exhibitors find it as inspirational as we do.

New to the Pens this year
As with the Park around 20% of this year’s Pens exhibitors will be new giving more potters a chance to show their work to a northern audience.
In the Lake District landscape plants seem to grow in the most unlikely places. This year’s potters’ competition in the entrance hall is ” Planted Form ” to reflect this. Craft and Design magazine sponsor this competition and offer the front page and an article on the winner in their special July /August ceramics edition.  Last year’s winner of “Lanterns, Lamps and Candelabras” was Rob Watson with his huge candlesticks . We have no doubt that this year’s entries will be just as impressive.

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Posted on March 25 2015 under Event Previews.