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 Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

Jack Doherty ceramic vessels at New Craftsman Gallery 5th September to 9th October, 2015 Waypoint: A multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels by Jack Doherty
Affordable Art Fair with ceramics at Affordable Art Fair Bristol, The 18th - 20th September 2015 Members include Clare Crouchman who is with Bristol Contemporary Art
Ceramic Art York 2015 at Yorkshire Museum and Gardens 11th - 13th September 2015 Major ceramics event in York - 50 accomplished exhibitors drawn from the UK and beyond.
Keramisto Ceramics Fair in Holland at Keramisto 19th - 20th September 2015 Major Pottery Fair in Holland about a 100 leading ceramists from Europe show new work.

Recently added Courses

Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course
The Art & Craft of Throwing - A Base to Build From' Jim Malone - 20th - 24th July 2015
 A 5 day throwing course led by world renowned potter, Jim Malone.
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD317) with Emma Johnstone - 3rd - 7th August 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 15th August 2015 - 7th August 2015
clay hand building workshop

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.