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Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

British Craft Trade Fair at Great Yorkshire Showground, The 2nd - 4th April 2017 The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. 39th Year. 
Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Fair - Horsham at Parkside (Sussex Guild) 1st - 2nd April 2017 Mixed show with 40 exhibitors including Tessa Wolfe-Murray
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 1st April to 31st October, 2017 A must if you enjoy sculpture - with some ceramic artists showing. Dates provisional at present - check website for updates
SPRING CRAFT - Amy Cooper at Bedruthan Hotel and Spa 22nd - 23rd April 2017 Browse over 50 stalls of beautiful illustration, textiles, wood, glass, ceramics, fashion and accessories, homeware and decorative items.

Recently added Courses

A BIRD IN THE HAND - 10th - 11th June 2017
one day hand-building workshop to make your own bird sculptures: choose Sat 10 or Sun 11 June
Handbuilding Workshop with Mary-Jane Evans - 29th April 2017 - 11th June 2017
The class will be a fun way to explore clay, learn new skills and to relax in our small workshop aimed at only x6 attendees. No previous experience with clay is necessary.
Easter School Holiday Courses - Katharine Gleeson - 1st - 30th April 2017
Easter School Holiday Courses
Children's Easter Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 10th - 13th April 2017
Children's Easter Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.

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.