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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Ceramics by James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Upcoming events

hArt-Hereford Art Week - Ceramics at Open Studio - Bridget Drakeford 6th - 14th September 2014 A chance to meet Bridget at her studio and to buy new work
Shima Kara Shima E - ceramic art at Leach Pottery 13th September to 12th October, 2014 An exhibition of collaborative work by Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi 
Melbourne Festival Art Trail at Melbourne Festival 13th - 14th September 2014 A weekend Art Trail around the village of Melbourne, South Derbyshire
LUDLOW FOOD FESTIVAL - Alex Allpress at Ludlow Castle 12th - 14th September 2014 The Festival will feature more than 160 top quality small independent food and drink producers from the Marches, the England-Wales border country, inside Ludlow Castle.

Recently added Courses

Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
The ‘Advanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 8th September to 3rd December, 2014
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 

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.