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 Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Joanna Howells, Moving Sale at Tythegston Pottery 16th - 18th June 2017 Moving sale as Joanna moves to another pottery in South Wales
Three Masters in Porcelain at Sherrie Gallerie 4th June to 16th July, 2017 Curt Benzle with Tom Hadley and Jennifer McCurdy
Open Garage (Studio) in Kent at Pam Dodds - Open Garage 27th May 2017 to 16th July, 2017 New work from Pam Dodds and the opportunity to meet the ceramicist.
Vessels - Stephen Murfitt at Dukes Auctioneers 20th June to 7th July, 2017 New work from Stephen Murfitt

Recently added Courses

Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln

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.