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 Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

DESIGNED: CRAFTED at Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery 15th - 24th December 2014 New work from Fay De Winter
WINTER EXHIBITION ith ceramic art at Robert Fogell Gallery 28th November to 1st January, 2015 Includes Clare Crouchman
Wonderworks 2014 at Wonderworks 13th - 14th December 2014 Celebrating craft in the south west - a showcase opportunity for local makers now in its 12th year includes Amy Cooper's lighting
Newbridge on Wye Pottery Festival 2014 Take 2 at Lion House, The 29th - 30th November 2014 Daily fun and clay play and exhibition

Recently added Courses

Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 - 29th May 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014 - 29th May 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 3rd - 5th December 2014
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 

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.