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 Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Upcoming events

Marc Uzan ceramics at Galerie Terra Viva 1st - 31st May 2015 Marc Uzan
Richard Baxter: new collections at New Ashgate Gallery 14th May to 27th June, 2015 Richard Baxter - three new collections
MAY FOCUS: Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews at Bevere Gallery 2nd - 27th May 2015 Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews - also New to the Gallery - Kate Scott
Emily-Kriste Wilcox Open studio at Custard Factory 16th May 2015 - 27th May 2015 See new work and meet the ceramicist, Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Recently added Courses

Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th 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. 
Porcelain Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 17th - 18th October 2015
Porcelain has a reputation for being a beautiful material but difficult to throw.
Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 21st - 22nd November 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 

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.