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Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:
Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 28th February 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition
The Landscape Is Memory at York College Gallery 23rd February to 26th March, 2015 Ceramic art by Adele Howitt - solo show
Sam Hall ceramics at Bircham Gallery 14th February to 11th March, 2015 Handbuilt ceramics by Cornish potter Sam Hall.

Recently added Courses

Exploring Colour, Texture and Clay - Alison Graham - 25th January 2015
This full day workshop will be an introduction to colour, texture and preparation of slab built work
Master Class - TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - 28th February 2015
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Claire Ireland at Heatherleys School of Fine Art - 25th April to 6th June, 2015
This class will help you acquire new skills in contemporary ceramic practice, including hand-building, casting, colour and firing. (release date 10 February 2015)
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 25th February to 1st April, 2015
Introduction to methods and creative potential of hand building  in clay. 6 week course

Cultural Connections, Collect in the Country 2008

Cultural connections was founded in 1998 by Birthe Fraser to promote Danish and Nordic Applied Art in the UK, following more than a decade as Cultural Attache to denmarks London Embassy. Birthe’s professional background is as an archaeologist of the Ancient Middle East with a particular knowledge of ceramics, faience and glass.¬† Her depth of knowledge shines out in the quality and structure of her exhibitions and this years “Collect in the Country” showing at the Barn galleries near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK is no exception.

The setting complements the work wonderfully and at the entrance are a few pices of Wendy Hoares’ large pots, plus a few smaller pieces for the modern sized garden! The exhibition continues until 12 October 2008 and for anyone within reach it is well worth a trip (details on the events section of www.studiopottery.co.uk).

Some of the makers may not be too well known in Britain, but are all prominent National and International artists.

Bodil Manz’s delicate and fine porcelain with pencil sharp designs were, as always, exciting pieces to see and absorb.

I loved the solidity and strength of Lis Ehrenreich’s work and the interesting textures on Kim Holm’s cylinders.

Gutte Eriksen, (1918-2008) has been described as the ‘Grand Dame’ of Danish ceramics – she graduated from the Danish School for Arts and Crafts in 1938 She had many study tours, working first with Bernard Leach, who visited her several times in Denmark and then in France including La Borne. She was influenced particularly by the Leach sojourn and inspired by and engaged in the techniques and forms of the Far East. Following a visit by Michael Gill in 1950 she became interested in some of his glazes, developing them to become her own very characteristic glazes varying from black to degrees of blue, brown and grey, sometimes with specs of red/turquoise. Two pieces in the exhibition are illustrated below.

There were the sharp and squared designs of Dorte Visby, the contrasting smooth and rounded porcelain of Ivan Weiss who worked at Royal Copenhagen for many years until 2002. There were¬† interesting bottle forms from Ulla Hansen. Aase Haugaard’s work figured prominently as well as the interesting animal forms by Steen Lykke Madsen.

The show was very well balanced and a pleasure to visit, helped by the depth of knowledge about each of the potters made freely available by Birthe and on panels on the walls and a table with reference books.

I came away knowing that I need to get to know Nordic Ceramics a lot better and to see Nordic Artists far better represented on the Studiopottery website.

My thanks to Birthe for providing much of this information :)

Images from top, left to right The exhibition barn; Wendy Hoare’s work; View including work by Aase Haugaard; Gutte Eriksen, bowl and pot; Dorte Visby; Ulla Hansen; Bodil Manz; Ivan Weiss.


Posted on October 8 2008 under Event Reviews.