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 Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Upcoming events

FIFTY DORSET MAKERS - A BOOK and SUPPORTING EXHIBITION at Wolfeton Riding House 30th June to 2nd July, 2017 Produced in partnership with Evolver magazine, this new book features 50 of Dorset's finest designer makers. PV. 30 June 6.00-8.30pm (invite required)
Art in the Pen 2017 (Thirsk) at Art in the Pen (Thirsk) 22nd - 23rd July 2017 Mark Smith will be showing new work
Dish of the Day at Bluecoat Display Centre 22nd July to 26th August, 2017 Highlighting the contemporary ranges of beautiful handmade functional tableware being produced by potters across the UK.
Janet Halligan at Focus Gallery 21st July to 9th September, 2017 new work

Recently added Courses

CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Collect 2017: Review

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Collect, Europe’s leading art fair for contemporary objects, returned to the Saatchi Gallery from the 2 – 6 February with close-of-show sales estimated at £1.5 million, over 14,000 visitors, and £30,550 raised in the Crafts Council Benefit Auction. Collect featured 37 exhibiting galleries from 13 different countries on three continents showing work by over 400 artists. It presented the most exciting and newest craft-led artworks from around the world with many premiering at the fair. A significant number of pieces were sold and public and private collectors were out in force including the British Museum, National Museums Scotland, Musée Ariana and the V&A who acquired eight works.

Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council commented: “The energy of the refreshed Collect was palpable. The fair looked stunning, the quality of the work was exemplary. We’re delighted that we had our largest ever number of visitors at the Saatchi Gallery reflecting what a tremendous experience Collect is for anyone who has an interest in contemporary craft. It was heartening that our first benefit auction raised over £30,000 towards a new home for craft.”

The Collect Awards, in association with Champagne Pommery were presented as follows: benandsebastian, represented by Køppe Contemporary Objects, won the Collect Newcomer Award; The Scottish Gallery won the Collect Gallery Award for their display of iconic jewellers Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins; Claire Curneen won the Collect Open Exhibitor Award for her large ceramic diorama Tending the Fires.
The Crafts Council Benefit Auction powered by Artsy, included lots donated by Grayson Perry, Magdalene Odundo, Edmund de Waal and Kate Malone. £30,550 was raised for a new home for craft. This bold new vision for the Crafts Council building in Islington will transform the future of craft in the UK by providing people with a chance to discover new makers, engage with our Collection, handle objects, attend talks, debates and film screenings, and much more.

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Unfortunately I was unable to attend this year, but for anyone who enjoys craft-led artworks this is an exciting and ‘leading edge’ show that should not be missed if you can get there! Stephen Dee, Editor, Studiopottery.co.uk


Posted on March 3 2017 under Event Reviews.