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 Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Christmas pot sale - Kochevet Bendavid at Open Studio Kochevet Bendavid 6th December 2015 A rare opportunity to meet Kochevet at her studio and see new work
Fowey Christmas Market at Town Quay & Leisure Centre 4th - 6th December 2015 Amy Cooper will be showing
Cockpit Arts Open Studios at Cockpit Arts - Deptford 3rd - 6th December 2015 Bi-annual Open Studios event - a rare opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes and meet some 170 makers including ceramicists
Natural Makers at Touchstones Rochdale 12th December to 27th February, 2016 Includes ceramics from Adam Buick

Recently added Courses

Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
West Dean College - Tim Andrews - Throwing teapots and teaware - 4th - 7th February 2016
Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. 
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.
West Dean College - Anna Lambert - Slab built ceramics: responding to place - 14th - 19th February 2016
Working from the Sussex chalk landscape surrounding West Dean, use drawing to develop designs for simple slab built ceramic platters and wall pieces.

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.