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 Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

Garden Gallery summer Exhibition at Garden Gallery 14th May to 9th July, 2016 Includes work by Patricia Volk
Saltaire Inspired Arts Trail Makers Fair at Victoria Hall, Saltaire 28th - 30th May 2016 Part of 'Saltaire Inspired' with Open Houses Trail, Special Exhibitions and workshops as well
Midlands Potters Association - Ronnie Fulton at Bannersgate Community Hall 15th May 2016 - 30th May 2016 Demonstration and talk by Ronnie Fulton
Spring Show - The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen at Market House - Tetbury 1st - 5th June 2016 Up to 25 members of The Guild

Recently added Courses

Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Course 2 'Throwing - Taking it to the Next level' with John Stroomer in England - 1st - 5th August 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level. 
Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 28th June to 2nd July, 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level.  
Course 3 Throwing Glazing and Firing - John Stroomer in England - 8th - 12th August 2016
Gas/Wood..with a touch of Salt - As well as being a continued throwing course this week also looks at glazes

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.