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 Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Hidden Garden Art Show 2015 at Maureen Michaelson Contemporary Ceramics 6th - 28th June 2015 Featuring works by Peter Beard, Fiona Campbell, Peter M Clarke, Frances Doherty, Carolyn Genders, Peter Hayes, Regina Heinz and Helen Nock. Weekends, Bank holidays only
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 6th - 7th June 2015 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Summer exhibition includes ceramic art at Gallerytop 22nd June to 9th August, 2015 Mixed show with new work from Clare Conrad.
Richard Batterham ceramics at Sladers Yard 6th June to 12th July, 2015

Recently added Courses

Colin Jones, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - One day Pottery Course - 11th July 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 
Weekend Throwing Pottery Course in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 16th - 17th May 2015
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops - Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 17th May 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. (now only 1 space left 6/5/15)
JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.

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.