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Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

La scultura ceramica contemporanea in Italia at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 12th March to 15th June, 2015 Major exhibition with work from Antonella Cimatti in Rome
Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Longdean School 14th March 2015 to 15th June, 2015 Speakers and Demonstrators: Andy McInnes, Eddie Curtis, Mike Dodd
Cooper's Legacy - ceramic art at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 12th - 28th March 2015 A selection of Emmanuel's work alongside some work from those he taught and inspired. PV: 11 March 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Elemental - From and of the turning of the Earth at Yallops Gallery 30th March to 6th April, 2015 Solo exhibition by Norfolk Potter Pat Southwood. Private View Monday 30th March. 6-9pm

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
An Introduction to Handbuilding - Emily-Kriste Wilcox - 3rd April 2015 to 28th April, 2015
Design and build your own slab pot with paper resist decoration
Workshop with Sarah Purvey - 25th March 2015 to 28th April, 2015
Learn how to coil a simple form in terracotta sculpture clay.
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew Slipware Workshop - 25th - 27th September 2015
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a long weekend workshop.

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.