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Ceramics by Leslie Parrott at Studiopottery.co.uk

Leslie Parrott

Ceramics by David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Wright

Upcoming events

A little imagination - ceramics at Harding House Gallery 3rd May to 1st June, 2014 Contemporary Craft Network with new work from James Faulkner
MŁritzkeramik - workshop Gallery at MUERITZKERAMIK 1st May to 12th October, 2014  From the mid of May until the mid of October our workshop Gallery is open
Fireworks Clay studios exhibition - 'Fireworks Now' at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 26th April to 17th August, 2014 New work from 14 members - last stage of touring exhibition curated by Alex McErlain
MADE IN CLERKENWELL OPEN STUDIOS AT CRAFT CENTRAL at Craft Central 15th - 18th May 2014 With a wide range of craft including ceramicists.

Recently added Courses

Create painterly surfaces on ceramics - Carolyn Genders - 10th - 12th October 2014
Create painterly and decorative ceramic surfaces as you gain a clear understanding of underglazes, glazes and oxides and how they can be applied. 
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Owl, kitchen herbs planter - 24th July 2014 - 12th October 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand build Valentine Hearts in this session.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014 - 12th October 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building a brooch
Tim Andrews - 1st - 30th April 2015
Tim will be teaching in April 2015 - exact dates nearer the time or contact Coombe farm studios for more information.

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs technical prowess, and a very rare, early seahorse tile whose production techniques mirror the matt quality of Morris and Co. tiles. Among Evelyn‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄėS.O.S‚Äô¬†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.