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Work for Sale

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Upcoming events

Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 4th - 7th October 2018 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.
Guild Crafts Cheltenham - at Gardens Gallery 5th - 14th October 2018 exhibition of contemporary designer-makers from The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen including Emily-Kriste Wilcox.  Daily demonstrations include bookbinding and calligraphy.
Raw with ceramics by Sarah Villeneau at Omega Studio 28th September to 28th October, 2018 PV 28th September 6 - 8-30 All welcome.
Regina Heinz in france at Galerie du Don 7th October to 29th November, 2018 New work from Regina Heinz

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Carter Preston Prize Exhibition at Bluecoat Display Centre – until 22.09.2018

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The £1,000 prize for our 2018 Carter Preston Prize was awarded to Irina Razumovskaya.

“This exhibition prize, held biennially in Liverpool, is in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston. The competition is open to UK based artist designer makers in their first 5 years of graduating or completing their training. (Works featured must have been produced in the last 2 years.)

The shortlisted artists for the prize were selected has been made by an independent judging panel and include Elizabeth AshdownTom CollisonTessa EastmanJoanna Hejmej, Irina Razumovskaya and Tara Squibb.

The 6 shortlisted makers will feature in an exhibition at Bluecoat Display Centre from 4th August – 22nd September 2018, with one selected to win a prize of £1,000 awarded by the selection panel at the private view on the 3rd August 2018. There will also be a People’s Prize Vote when visitors will be invited to select their winner during the exhibition to be announced on the final day of the show; Saturday 3rd August. This artist will win an In the Window solo exhibition opportunity in our 2019 series.

Julia Carter Preston (31.8.1926 – 6.1.2012) exhibited regularly at Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool’s leading contemporary craft gallery, and was also a studio neighbour. The annual exhibitions of her unique sgraffito ceramics with their beautiful lustre glazes drew large crowds of private collectors and her works were also purchased for public collections around the UK.

Julia was artist in residence at Hope University, Liverpool for the last 2 or 3 years of her life, this prize exhibition is a partnership between Hope University and Bluecoat Display Centre.

During her life, Julia always supported young artists, and would be delighted to know that a prize exhibition was being set up in her name, to accompany other opportunities for young and international artists, as a fitting legacy to a unique artist.”


Posted on August 13 2018 under Event Reviews, News about Makers.