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Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

Antonia Salmon at Francoise Dufayard Studio at Francoise Dufayard Studio 3rd - 22nd December 2018 New sculptures from Antonia Salmon
Make '18 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas at Riverside Gallery, The 17th November to 6th January, 2019 MAKE is Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibition celebrating the diversity of contemporary craft. 
Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre 17th November to 12th January, 2019 Monochrome is a mixed media exhibition that explores the work of makers who use one colour
Gifted 2018 at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 15th November to 31st December, 2018 Open throughout the Festive Period, this show brings together a selection of our  members' work in an exhibition that is sure to provide inspiration to those who visit.

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.

Robin Welch – 65 Years in the Making


Exhibition Preview: Wednesday 1st November, 6.00 to 8.00pm; When looking back over his 65 years as a potter, it’s difficult for Robin to pinpoint the exact inspiration behind his latest series of work. He gives a very typical Robin Welch answer: “A bit of this, a bit of that”.  His modest response glosses over the fact that despite being one of the UK’s most highly respected contemporary potters, he is still able to surprise.  Robin’s abstract visual style remains continually experimental and highly individual, and his enduring skill as a painter can be seen clearly in the surface texture, colour and line of pieces that reflect the intense hues of a Rothko.

The sheer physicality of the job – throwing the clay and building the slabs – has become more difficult over the last seven decades, but that has not impacted the quantity and quality of Robin’s output. At 81 years old, he still walks over to his studio every morning and puts in an eight hour shift. What urges him on is the idea of the untried: the inexhaustible, yet to be explored combinations of shape, colour and texture that are possible with clay and slip. He strives to make his constantly-evolving work experimental and bold, always hoping to provoke a strong emotion in the viewer.
“This year marks my 65th year as an active artist, so it seems necessary that this exhibition should include a whole variety of my ceramic styles. I have absorbed a wide range of influences over the years, from the Australian landscape for colour and texture, to totally abstract creations relating to artists such as Rothko, Klein, Motherwell, and the Cornish painters. During my domestic ware period, I looked to the Arabia Pottery (in Finland) and the techniques of jigger and jolly . I thank the CPA for the honorary fellow membership they’ve awarded me, and hope all will enjoy my work”

The exhibition will include approximately 30 small pieces and 15 larger ones. Five or six very large pieces are drawn from his archive of work covering the last couple of decades, and are of a size rarely seen at Robin’s exhibitions


Contemporary Ceramics Centre
63 Great Russell Street, LONDON, WC1B 3BF
(Opposite the British Museum)
Open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 6pm
Tel: 020 7242 9644
Email: info@cpaceramics.com
Web: cpaceramics.com

Posted on October 21 2017 under Event Previews, News about Makers.