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Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Masters of their Material: Matthew Chambers and Susan O'Byrne at Contemporary Applied Arts 1st - 24th September 2016 Matthew Chambers and Susan O'Byrne new work
Ceramics in Southwell at Market Square, Southwell 28th August 2016 - 24th September 2016 Over 30 potters, workshops for children and adults
Annual Ceramics-fair at Burg Raeren at Topfermarkt Schloss Rheydt 10th - 11th September 2016 Some 70 Potters from around Europe will be showing their work.
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Pashley Manor Gardens 27th - 29th August 2016 This will be The Sussex Guild's 13th year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors including ceramics

Recently added Courses

Wobage: WHEEL-THROWING Taster, Beginners Jeremy Steward - 18th September 2016
Taster course: Sunday 18th September 2016 from 10.30am - 1.30pm
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
Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 5th September to 15th December, 2016
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.

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.