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 Alan Foxley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Foxley

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

Arts in the Village Festival - Alan Birchall at Old Station Gallery, The 28th - 30th May 2016 Alan Birchall - part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2016
Design and Craft fair at West Dean College 3rd - 5th June 2016 Will feature around 100 innovative makers and designers including excellent ceramic artists, as well as workshops
West Country artists at Twenty Twenty 28th May to 25th June, 2016 Mixed show, Patricia Volk, Sarah Purvey and Andrew Lansley
Suffolk Craft Society - 10th anniversary at Gallery 2: The Town Hall Galleries 18th June to 6th August, 2016 The special anniversary exhibition, "A Celebration of Contemporary Craft" will be on show

Recently added Courses

BEGINNER: INTERMEDIATE THROWING COURSES at Leach Pottery - 11th July to 24th August, 2016
We offer a 3 or 5 day practice-based throwing course
Children's Summer Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 25th - 29th July 2016
Children's Summer Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid.
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 1st September to 1st July, 2017
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics. APPLY NOW (05.2016)FOR SEPTEMBER!

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.