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 Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Trelissick Christmas Craft Market at Trelissick Garden 15th - 17th December 2017
Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
Emily-Kriste Wilcox in London at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st January to 1st April, 2018 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox for the show at Great Russell Street in London

Recently added Courses

Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 

Anne James – Celebrating a Career in Ceramics: 6 June – 23 July 2017

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The Guild at 51 is taking this opportunity to celebrate Anne’s career, and during this showcase there will be work for sale from her recent collection. 

Anne James has been a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen since 1965 and has recently been awarded Life Membership.

Anne is also a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.

The Guild at 51 is taking this opportunity to celebrate Anne’s career, and during this showcase there will be work for sale from her recent collection. This will demonstrate how Anne has refined her work with burnished lustered Raku. We will also reflect on what has come before, with pieces from Anne’s archive, and look forward to the development of her new high fired work.

From studying ceramics and textiles at Belfast College of Art, through her teaching and making, Anne has been constantly pushing and developing her skills as a potter.

Anne set up her first workshop in Gloucestershire making functional stoneware in the 60’s. Her first porcelain pieces emerged in 1977. Anne initially made small pieces inspired by landscape and plant forms, which were thrown, carved and very simply glazed. There was then a period of porcelain and stoneware overlap until about 1983, when Anne began glazed Raku. Much of the inspiration for the Raku has been around combining various methods of making including throwing, slab building and drawing on long gathered memories of ancient artefacts and textiles from many cultures.

Anne’s work has always been based around materials and process, aiming to create pleasing forms and satisfying surfaces with depth and richness of colour always an important factor. Ideas are, from many and varied sources. She has always kept sketchbooks, taken photographs and looked at the work of other artists and craftsmen.

In her own words, “Clay is still the most magical of all natural materials. What other medium allows us to see and touch an actual two or three thousand year old thumb-print?” (Ceramic Review Issue Number 174)

Set-of-3-slip-cast-birds.-Tim-glaze-Majolica-decoration.-Tallest-15cm.-Circa-1960-college-work Stoneware-coffe-pot-and-hot-water-jug-thrown-wax-resist-decoration.-Coffee-pot-22cm-made-in-fiorst-workshop.-Circa-1964-65 Selection-of-fruit-sets-with-large-and-small-bowls-largest-22cm-wax-resist-decoration.-Circa-1975 Pair-of-porcelain-bowls-thrown-and-modified-20cm.-Circa-1980. Porcelain-bowl-thrown-carved-rim-wave-form-15cm.-Circa-1981-82 Three-porcelain-bottles-thrown-and-modified-sunflower-seed-stripes-Circa-1983 Bottle-thrown-and-modified-Raku-fired-lustre-glaze-19cm.-Circa-1983. Three-thrown-bottles-modified-burnished-Raku-fired-marble-lustre-decoration.-Circa-1985 Detail-of-three-curved-slab-built-vessels-burnished-lustred-Raku-tallest-25cm.-Circa-1992 Three-slab-built-sail-forms-on-stands-burnished-lustred-Raku-fored-tallest-20cm.-Circa-2012. Detail-four-slab-built-dishes-burnished-lustre-Raku-fired-22-26cm.-Circa-2013

From top:

1. Set of 3 slip cast birds. Tim glaze Majolica decoration. Tallest 15cm. Circa 1960 college work

2. Stoneware coffee pot and hot water jug thrown wax resist decoration. Coffee pot 22cm made in first workshop. Circa-1964-65

3. Selection of fruit sets with large and small bowls, largest 22cm, wax resist decoration. Circa 1975

4. Pair of porcelain bowls, thrown and modified, 20cm. Circa 1980

5. Porcelain bowl, thrown carved rim, wave form, 15cm. Circa 1981-82

6. Three porcelain bottles, thrown and modified, sunflower seed stripes, Circa 1983

7. Bottle, thrown and modified Raku, fired lustre glaze, 19cm. Circa 1983

8. Three thrown bottles, modified, burnished Raku fired marble lustre decoration. Circa 1985

9. Detail of three curved slab built vessels, burnished lustred Raku, tallest 25cm. Circa 1992

10. Three slab built sail forms on stands, burnished lustred Raku fored, tallest 20cm. Circa 2012

11. Detail, four slab built dishes, burnished lustre Raku fired, 22-26cm. Circa 2013

The Guild at 51
51, Clarence Street,
Cheltenham,
GL50 3JT

Telephone: 01242 245215
Email: info@guildcrafts.org.uk


Posted on June 7 2017 under Event Reviews, News about Makers, News for Makers.