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 Leslie Parrott at Studiopottery.co.uk

Leslie Parrott

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

Spring Fling in Scotland; major Open Studio event with ceramics at Spring Fling 23rd - 25th May 2015 Across Dumfries and Galloway a huge range of Open Studios with many potters and ceramicists work to see - some well known ,some less so - an exciting opportunity to meet old friends and learn about new work! 
MAY FOCUS: Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews at Bevere Gallery 2nd - 27th May 2015 Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews - also New to the Gallery - Kate Scott
Contemporary Craft & Design Fair - Wisley at Royal Horticultural Society Gardens 30th April to 4th May, 2015 Around 160 exhibitors, including our own Chris Hawkins
Splendour in the Grass at Old Chapel Gallery 2nd May to 30th September, 2015 Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2015 

Recently added Courses

David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.
Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 21st - 22nd November 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 - 22nd November 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall

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.