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Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Potfest in the Pens at Potfest in the Pens - Penrith 2nd - 4th August 2019 The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Around 170 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK
Grow Your Own - at Guild at 51, The - (Gloucestershire Guild) 6th August to 15th September, 2019 Emily - Kriste Wilcox will be showing new work
Potfest in the Park 2019 at Potfest in the Park 26th - 28th July 2019 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
Peter Beard: Featured Maker at Bevere Gallery 2nd August to 3rd September, 2019 Peter Beard will be featured maker in Worcestershire this August

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.