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 Shaun Hall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Shaun Hall

Ceramics by Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Upcoming events

hArt-Hereford Art Week - Ceramics at Open Studio - Bridget Drakeford 6th - 14th September 2014 A chance to meet Bridget at her studio and to buy new work
Ceramic Celebration at Craft in the Bay 4th September to 2nd November, 2014 50 Years of South Wales potters - twenty members work showing some superb work.
Shooting from the Hip - Jitka Palmer at Centrespace Gallery 12th - 24th September 2014 New work from Jitka Palmer
Pieces of Eight - Equine Inspired: Susanne Fraser Ceramic art at Northern Rivers Community Gallery 27th August to 5th October, 2014 New equine sculptures from Susanne Fraser. Launch event Thursday 28th August 2014 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Recently added Courses

Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
Experimenting with paper clay. Claire Ireland - 26th February to 1st March, 2015
Discover the exciting potential of building with paper clay.
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 to 1st March, 2015
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.

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.