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 John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Alan Foxley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Foxley

Upcoming events

December Introductions of ceramicists at Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds 1st - 31st December 2015 Louise Darby and Paul Young
Merchants and Makers - ceramic art at Joanna Bird Pottery 1st - 15th December 2015 Includes ceramics by Tanya Gomez, Richard Batterham and others PV: 1 and 2 December 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Alison Graham - Christmas Special Open Studio at Open Studio - Alison Graham 5th December 2015 - 15th December 2015 Open studio - Alison Graham.
Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas Display at Chipping Norton Town Hall 27th - 29th November 2015 Christmas craft show with ceramics, including Mia Sarosi

Recently added Courses

Hey Clay Drop in Session Sarah Villeneau - 4th December 2015
Hey Clay! Free drop-in making session on the 4th December
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 19th February to 18th March, 2016
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.

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.