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 Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 4th - 5th June 2016 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Shaped from the Earth – Sheffield Ceramics at Millennium Gallery 18th June to 9th October, 2016 Curated by local potter Penny Withers, Shaped from the Earth celebrates the diversity of handmade ceramics produced in the city. 
Hidden Garden Art Show 2016 at Maureen Michaelson Contemporary Ceramics 4th - 12th June 2016 Featuring ceramic works by Frances Doherty and Jonathan Garratt. Weekends only
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
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!
Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 22nd - 26th August 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!

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.