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 Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Upcoming events

Newbridge on Wye Pottery Festival 2014 Take 2 at Lion House, The 29th - 30th November 2014 Daily fun and clay play and exhibition
Christmas Frost Fair at Hatfield House 21st - 23rd November 2014 Christmas craft Fair with work from David Melville
Kigbeare Christmas Sale with ceramics at Kigbeare Studiopottery 29th - 30th November 2014 Come and join the makers for a hot spicy cup of mulled wine and a mince pie, and pick up a hand made unique Christmas present at the same time. - Includes ceramics
Delicious - a selected mixed group exhibition at Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery 29th November to 10th January, 2015 mixed show - exhibitors not known at present

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 20th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 20th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - 6th October to 28th February, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: £15.00pw

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.