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 Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Tessa Wolfe_Murray open House/Brighton Festival at Open House - Tessa Wolfe Murray 6th - 29th May 2017 See Tessa Wolfe Murray and her new work (Note: weekends and bank holiday only)
Functional Beauty at Jointure Studio, The 30th April to 28th May, 2017 PV with Chris Keenan on April 30th from 12.00 - 4.00pm - request invitation. (Weekends ONLY)
Stamford Pottery Market at Stamford Arts Centre 30th April to 1st May, 2017 Pottery market with over 20 local potters.
Kevin Millward - Demonstration at Bannersgate Community Hall 30th April 2017 to 1st May, 2017 Midlands Potters Association demonstration by Kevin Milward

Recently added Courses

Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan
Rachel Wood - The infinite vessel - Rachel Wood - 16th - 22nd July 2017
A lively approach to coiling, pinching and surface decoration.Handbuilding. For all
Curtis Benzle - Porcelain - Colour and Light - 10th - 16th September 2017
The class is open to everyone.  While in the past we have had many exceptional artists in the class, we have also had many people with no previous experience with clay.  We will require no previous knowledge of ceramics again this year as we will be using specific techniques that do not require any "art talent". 

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.