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Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

THE SALON OF ART + DESIGN: Kate Malone at Park Avenue Armory, The 14th - 18th November 2019 Art Fairs presented by Adrian Sassoon who exhibits Kate Malones work exclusively
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse 8th - 10th November 2019 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is 15 years old. Meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. 
SASAMA International Ceramic Art Festival 2019 at Sasama International Ceramic Festival 1st - 4th November 2019 Major festival in Japan with Sarah Villeneau and others showingvill
Focus on November & December 2019 includes Sasha Wardell and Ross Emerson at Bevere Gallery 7th November to 2nd January, 2020 With Sasha Wardell, Christy Keeney, Lara Scobie, Christiane Wilhelm, Ross Emerson, Francoise Dufayard

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.