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 Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Upcoming events

Alchemy - ceramic art at Centrespace Gallery 24th October to 4th November, 2015 An exhibition of contemporary ceramic works by artists from Maze Studios.
Farnham Festival of Crafts - with ceramics at Farnham Maltings 17th - 18th October 2015 Includes ceramics from Rose Dickinson.
Made London at Made London 22nd - 25th October 2015 MADE LONDON will be showing for the 4th time this October. An enjoyable event showcasing the very best and most original makers in this country and beyond
Clay Live at the Ashmolean at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 30th October 2015 - 25th October 2015 Bizen-ware and Oxford Anagama. With Jim Keeling

Recently added Courses

Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 15th August 2015
clay hand building workshop
Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course
Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 10th - 17th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop:  2 Thursdays in September 2015
The Art & Craft of Throwing - A Base to Build From' Jim Malone - 20th - 24th July 2015
 A 5 day throwing course led by world renowned potter, Jim Malone.

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.