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Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

Sarah Villeneau - Pop Up shop: 3-5 and 10-12 December at Exchange Place studios 3rd - 12th December 2015 We will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop at Exchange Place Studios  3rd to 5th and 10th to 12th December, open 11 - 3pm
International Ceramic Biennial 2015 at International Ceramic Biennial 2015 5th - 13th December 2015 With work from Gabriele Koch
Fowey Christmas Market at Town Quay & Leisure Centre 4th - 6th December 2015 Amy Cooper will be showing
Mia Sarosi in Oxford at Broad Street Art markets 5th - 6th December 2015 Mia Sarosi will be showing

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 27th - 30th May 2016
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku. FULL
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 19th February to 18th March, 2016

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.