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 Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

December Introductions of ceramicists at Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds 1st - 31st December 2015 Louise Darby and Paul Young
Mia Sarosi in Oxford at Broad Street Art markets 5th - 6th December 2015 Mia Sarosi will be showing
Rob Bibby at KING’S CLIFFE VILLAGE HALL 29th November 2015 - 6th December 2015 Christmas Fair - local products, local services, local people
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 5th - 6th December 2015 Chance to see new work and meet the ceramicist in his studio.

Recently added Courses

West Dean College - Tim Andrews - Throwing teapots and teaware - 4th - 7th February 2016
Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. 
Pottery (all abilities) - Alison Graham - 18th November to 20th July, 2016
Course I am running at Llanover Hall Art Centre, Romilly Road, Canton, Cardiff. Wednesdays 7-9pm:
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 19th February to 18th March, 2016

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.