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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

in-Habit - London Design Festival at Animali Domestici 17th - 25th September 2016 New work from Fausto Salvi will be shown
Argilla Italia 2016 at Argilla Italia 2nd - 4th September 2016 International Fair in Faenza, Italy expecting 180 entrants. Tony Laverick will be showing
British Craft Trade Fair (London) at Old Truman Brewery, The 11th - 13th September 2016 trade Fair representing British Designer Makers
Introducing the work of Mélanie Bourget at Kellie Miller Arts Gallery 1st - 30th September 2016 Mélanie is a new artist to the gallery.  Her figurative sculptures are contemporary and offbeat characters from her imagination or from people she meets. 

Recently added Courses

THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 18th July to 7th November, 2016
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel in the Clore Learning Studio. 
Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 26th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions

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.