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 Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

The Cranbrook Art Show 2014 at Vestry Hall 6th - 8th November 2014 The artwork is carefully selected from the wealth of local professional artists and the result is a fascinating and eclectic mixture encompassing painting, sculpture, art ceramics, jewellery, and textile art.
Northern Fire - ceramics at Rope Walk Gallery 25th October to 30th November, 2014 A selected selling exhibition by the Northern Potters Association
The Affordable Art Show 2014 at Studio Eleven 1st November to 4th January, 2015 Opening on Saturday 1st November 2014 between 2pm and 4pm. A range of artworks available for purchase from ceramics to paintings to hand-made prints.
Interpreting Landscape - Ceramics - Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Harborne Art Gallery 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Solo show - Emily-Kriste Wilcox (check exact dates as may not be for all both months)

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)
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 28th January, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.