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 Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Ceramics by Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Upcoming events

Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition at All Saints Church 15th November to 14th December, 2014 A selling exhibition of the work of  70+ members of Anglian Potters.
The Affordable Art Show 2014 at Studio Eleven 1st November to 4th January, 2015 Opening on Saturday 1st November 2014 between 2pm and 4pm. A range of artworks available for purchase from ceramics to paintings to hand-made prints.
Twas the Night before Christmas at Contemporary Applied Arts 21st November to 24th December, 2014 seasonal selling show
The Cranbrook Art Show 2014 at Vestry Hall 6th - 8th November 2014 The artwork is carefully selected from the wealth of local professional artists and the result is a fascinating and eclectic mixture encompassing painting, sculpture, art ceramics, jewellery, and textile art.

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
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.

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.