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 Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Pam Dodds at Studiopottery.co.uk

Pam Dodds

Upcoming events

Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
Emily-Kriste Wilcox in London at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st January to 1st April, 2018 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox for the show at Great Russell Street in London

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. 
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!
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
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Potters Open Day 14th March 2015: Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild

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This is an excellent day with first class speakers/demonstrators in Andy McInnes, Eddie Curtis and Mike Dodd

Held at Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead,Herts. HP38JD, from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The schedule is:

9:30-10:30 Guest Speaker: Andy McInnes
10:45-12:45 Demonstrator: Eddie Curtis – Handbuilding/throwing
13:45-15:45 Demonstrator: Mike Dodd- Throwing

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but bring your own lunch.

The cost of this excellent day is: Members £15.00, none members £25.00. Family  £37:00, Student £19:00     (so consider joining DCPG! – they have some other great demos during the year – Peter Hayes in April, to mention just one)

For tickets, to join DCPG or for more info contact: John Higgins 01727 874299, email: johnhigginsceramics@gmail.com

Website: thedcpg.org.uk

Andy McInnes

The organiser for Art in Clay at Hatfield and Farnhan - Will be talking about how a newcomer to making applications to a ceramics market should go about preparing the work for  application, the application process and how best to present your work to the buying public should you be successful with your application.

Eddie Curtis

A Fellow of the Craft Potter Association says – “My current project, The Blast, was the result of one of the most strongly felt inspirations I have experienced in quite some time. The brutal yet beautiful landscape that now inspired me. What I saw was a combination of textures, an unlikely juxtaposition of the man-made and the natural, objects long bereft of their usefulness and worn and encroached upon by erosion and encrustation. I was looking at sand, clay, metal and stone in various combinations. The textures were cracked, crazed, bright, blunt, sharp, wet, slippy, slimy smooth hard. It has probably been my most rewarding project to date.”

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Mike Dodd

A Fellow of the Craft Potters Association – “Essential to his philosophy is an oriental view that the role of the individual in the creation of true art is unobtrusive. Mike’s work has maintained this philosophy in the making of unshowy pots with simply applied surface textures and subtle glazes sourced from naturally occurring materials. It is a rare approach that has required during his career an intense personal application. As a result his work enjoys the support of many serious collectors of English pottery, as well as that of some respected critics whose judgement of Mike’s work is unusually and openly generous, simply that it has beauty.” Paul Vincent, Founding Editor of ‘Ceramics in Society

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Posted on February 5 2015 under Event Previews, News about Makers, News for Makers.