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 Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

From the Dragon Kiln - Eeles Family Potters at Shaftesbury Arts Centre 4th - 31st December 2014 The Eeles family pottery - Christmas exhibition
Dickens Festival Craft Fair with ceramic art at Rochester Castle Gardens 5th - 7th December 2014 Mixed Christmas Market
Home for Christmas 2014 - Nic Harrison pots at Open Studio - Nic Harrison 4th - 7th December 2014 Mixed show at Nic Harrison's studio. All welcome to preview on Thursday 4 December - 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Cornucopia 3 at artisan 3rd - 22nd December 2014 ceramics from Theresa Edwards

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 26th - 31st July 2015
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.

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.