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 Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College 18th August to 2nd September, 2014 Over 60 potters showing their wares in an amazing setting -- do come and see us during the show. PV: 17 august, evening (contact Ian Vance for invite)
Chris Keenan - Solo show - New Ceramic Objects at New Craftsman Gallery 26th July to 30th August, 2014 See Chris Keenan's superb ceramics at this exhibition in St.Ives.  
Rafael Perez - ceramics at Ruthin Craft Centre 26th July to 21st September, 2014
Gloucestershire Guild - summer show at Chipping Campden Town Hall 15th - 20th August 2014 With new work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 9th - 10th August 2014
Clay Sculpting Weekend
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014 - 10th August 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on July 19, August 16 and September 20 2014.
School Holiday Activities Paint it, make it! with Julian Jardine and Jon Hoad - 7th - 8th April 2014
The Workshop is offering children's art workshops during the Easter school holidays.

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.