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 Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Upcoming events

West Street Potters Winter Exhibition at Museum of Farnham, The - Garden Gallery 15th - 16th November 2014 The Garden Gallery at The Museum of Farnham once more hosts West Street Potters Winter Exhibition
Open House/Open Studio at Coach House 29th - 30th November 2014 Ceramics by Michaela Hawes
Shine with Jenny Beavan at Trelissick Garden 7th - 9th November 2014 With work from Jenny Beavan
BEYOND HARROW at Studio Sienko Gallery 4th - 18th November 2014 An exhibition showcasing the work of ten former students of Ceramics at the University of Westminster. PV: 4 November at 18:00

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY: De Morgans and the Sea: 3 February – 25 August 2012

Curated in conjunction with Arts and Crafts property, National Trust Standen, De Morgans and the Sea gives visitors the opportunity to explore maritime influences in the work of the De Morgans. The theme of the sea was a major source of inspiration for both William De Morgan’s Arts and Crafts ceramics and his wife Evelyn’s paintings. Medieval galleons manned by sailors on the lookout for giant fish, dolphins and sea monsters form part of William De Morgan’s quirky cast of characters.  Evelyn’s paintings of mythological subjects such as Ariadne (looking more stoical than distraught after being abandoned on the island of Naxos by her lover Theseus) or her depictions of Hans Christian Anderson’s much adored little mermaid reinterpret these classic tales for a new audience.

As well as drawing inspiration from the sea, much of De Morgan’s work was destined to travel the waves themselves, as commissions for the P&O shipping line. The superlative Galleon tile panel, designed for the P&O ship S.S.Malta in 1895, will be exhibited alongside key pieces from the De Morgan collection, including a spectacular moonlight lustre punch bowl depicting fanciful fish which represents the pinnacle of De Morgan’s technical prowess, and a very rare, early seahorse tile whose production techniques mirror the matt quality of Morris and Co. tiles. Among Evelyn’s exhibited works are the nude male figures of Phosphorous and Hesperus, which, imbued with potent sexual symbolism in the form of phallic torches and conch shells, caused scandal and controversy when first exhibited, and the allegorical ‘S.O.S’ with its symbolic sea monsters representing evil and death.

The De Morgan Centre, 38 West Hill, London, SW18 1RX.    Phone: 020 8871 1144

 

 


Posted on December 16 2011 under Event Previews.