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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Upcoming events

Gete-mono - new work by Akiko Hirai at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 3rd - 26th November 2016
Adam Buick new work at Scottish Gallery 1st - 26th November 2016 PV: 1 November 6.30pm to 8.30pm - ask gallery for invite
Handmade in Britain 16 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 11th - 13th November 2016 Now in its 10th year, this annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Art in Clay at Farnham 2016 at Art in Clay - Farnham 19th - 20th November 2016 The 20th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.

Recently added Courses

NIEK HOOGLAND at Kigbeare - 26th - 28th August 2016
slipware making and decorating workshop run by the wonderful Niek Hoogland from the Netherlands. 2 places left
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 29th August to 2nd September, 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Wobage: WHEEL-THROWING Taster, Beginners Jeremy Steward - 18th September 2016 to 2nd September, 2016
Taster course: Sunday 18th September 2016 from 10.30am - 1.30pm
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.

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.