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 Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Holt Festival Exhibition with ceramics at Bircham Gallery 18th July to 1st August, 2015 Includes new ceramics from Nicholas Homoky, plus artists showing Linocuts (& Book Launch), Wood Engravings and Turned Wood
La fte des Potiers - Moulins-la-Marche at MOULINS LA MARCHE 25th - 26th July 2015 Around 50 professional potters, including Janet Halligan
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 25th - 26th July 2015 Open studio - chance to meet Matthew Blakely at his workshop and buy new work.
Art in Action - 2015 at Art In Action 16th - 19th July 2015 Always a great 4 day show. superb exhibitors and demonstrators - worth visiting if you can.

Recently added Courses

JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD317) with Emma Johnstone - 3rd - 7th August 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD315) with Emma Johnstone - 13th - 17th July 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.

Maggie Barnes: Arts Council Research & Development Grant: 2010 – 2012

In the spring of 2010 Maggie Barnes was awarded an Arts Council Research & Development Grant. The intention was to mark 30 years of practice by re-visiting a technique she’d experimented with 20 years earlier whilst living and working in Germany.

Beyond the research period, a body of work is to be developed to complement her well-established white porcelain production, and move studio practice forward into a fourth decade of development.

The process is NERIKOMI, a Japanese technique involving the lamination of stained porcelain slabs to create intricately patterned blocks and sheets of clay which are then cut and re-assembled to form decorative vessels. Although the process is historic, the nature of assembly means that the maker is able to produce his/her unique interpretations.

It’s important to note that the emphasis of this experimental work is on process; with faults, failures, and downright disasters shown alongside early successes. Maggie believes that to fail is a necessary part of the learning experience, and that lasting skills are acquired through hard work, long hours, and many disappointments.

The various outcomes from this intensive period of exploration are to be showcased in September 2012 at the Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, where Maggie will give an illustrated talk later in the autumn. (see events listings)

Preview September 21st. A small publication recording this period of Research & Development can be ordered direct from Maggie priced £5 postage free or from the Gallery shop.

  


Posted on September 5 2012 under Event Reviews.