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 Ed Bentley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ed Bentley

Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Upcoming events

Curse or Cure? - Nici Ruggiero' ceramics at Chelsea at Chelsea Physic Garden 1st April to 31st October, 2015 Nici's project will be displayed throughout the summer - well worth a visit to this fantastic, but little known garden founded in 1673
Geoffrey Swindell 70th Birthday Show at Bevere Gallery 7th March to 1st April, 2015 Geoffrey Swindell 70th Birthday Show - 70 plus pieces of new work. Also new work from John Higgins
Ceramics exhibition at Galerie Terra Viva 15th March to 4th June, 2015 Includes: Chlo Peytermann, Marlne Requier, Jane Muir, Marion Charreyre
Wirral Potters at Work at Williamson Art Gallery and Museum 28th - 29th March 2015 Trestle Table Sale & Throwathon

Recently added Courses

Figure sculpting weekend with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th April 2015
A life sculpting weekend using a clothed model
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  77 - for 7 weeks
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)
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 14th March 2015 to 28th April, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on April 25th, May 23rd, July 25th, August 22nd, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, December 12th

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.