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 Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Upcoming events

Craeftiga- The Sutton Hoo Festival of Craftsmanship at Sutton Hoo 21st - 22nd March 2015 Inspired by the Sutton Hoo treasure, includes Ian Vance and a small group from Anglian Potters,
Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Longdean School 14th March 2015 - 22nd March 2015 Speakers and Demonstrators: Andy McInnes, Eddie Curtis, Mike Dodd
Stanmer house contemporary craft show (Sussex Guild) at Stanmer House 21st - 22nd March 2015 Forty-eight members of the Guild will be exhibiting their fine crafts
TRANSFORMATOR with Neil Brownsword at Galleri Format - Oslo 5th - 29th March 2015 With Neil Brownsword, Hanne Heuch, Ole Morten Rokvam, Irene Nordli, TorbjÝrn KvasbÝ

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend
Figure sculpting weekend with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th April 2015
A life sculpting weekend using a clothed model
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £77 - for 7 weeks

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.