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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

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James Faulkner

Upcoming events

Pop up potters shop - Sheffield Winter Garden at Sheffield Winter Garden 1st - 16th May 2014 Steve Booton will be at the 'pop up' potters pop up shop in Sheffield this May.
Eclectic Artists including ceramics at Cow Byre Gallery 11th - 24th May 2014 Includes work by Les Parrott
The Beaconsfield Art Fair - Spring 2014 at Beaconsfield School, The 16th - 17th May 2014 The Beaconsfield School will be hosting its twice-yearly Art Exhibition - A showcase for fine art and quality local crafts including ceramics by Les Parrott
Raku Cracking Beautiful - with Tim Andrews at Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen 17th May to 14th September, 2014 With new work from Tim Andrews. Also Sunday, May 25; Demonstration and naked raku firing just by Carla de Vrijer  14 to 16h.

Recently added Courses

Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Owl, kitchen herbs planter - 24th July 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand build Valentine Hearts in this session.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building a brooch
Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
Smoke and Fire - Two-Day Workshop with Claire Ireland - 5th - 6th July 2014
This two day workshop will explore a variety of smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.

Argilla 2012: 31 August to 2 September 2012 – Review

John Townsend attended this event at Faenza and was kind enough to give us a flavour of it. I do hope more members (and non-members) will consider it for 2014.

Faenza, Italy, hosted the third Argilla on 31 August to 2 September.

This biennial event in the city famous since the renaissance for it’s majolica ware (’faience’) has developed into a high energy phenomenon combining an international ceramic fair, multiple demonstrations and a whole city celebrating it’s passion for high quality ceramics.

170 ceramists from 15 countries were spread out in the gaily decorated streets of the historic centre which were thronged with many thousands of locals, visitors from other Italian cities and tourists from the rest of the world. There was a special display from this year’s invited country – Finland

Two kilns were built and fired in the main piazza and lectures, demonstrations and social events crowded the busy weekend. An excellent organizing team with many enthusiastic volunteers ensured the success of the event.

The organizers have worked hard since 2005 to create a network of common interest in the ceramic communities of Italy and the rest of Europe and are keen to widen the circle to include the UK.

I enjoyed being part of this major event and hope more British ceramists will be at the next edition in 2014!

John Townsend

1. Happy customer. 2. Outside the International Ceramic Museum. 3. More Happy Customers. 4.In the historic centre. 5. Enthusiastic Volunteer

 


Posted on September 5 2012 under Event Reviews.