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 Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

Art in the Garden, includes ceramics and sculpture at Peckover House 11th July to 1st October, 2015 Anne Foxley, new work
Celebrating Summer- mixed show with ceramics at Strathearn Gallery 11th July to 6th September, 2015
Stratford Home & Garden Show at Stratford-upon-Avon, Recreation Ground 17th - 19th July 2015 200 exhibitors is handpicked to ensure products are of a high standard - includes ceramics by Zoe Petrie.
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 25th - 26th July 2015 Open studio - chance to meet Matthew Blakely at his workshop and buy new work.

Recently added Courses

Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD315) with Emma Johnstone - 13th - 17th July 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
Intermediate Throwing Summer School (RKD316) with Emma Johnstone - 20th - 24th July 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.

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.