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 David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Wright

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

Re- reanimate, repair, meld & mend at Bluecoat Display Centre 10th October to 14th November, 2015 Curated by the ceramic artist Paul Scott
Amy Cooper - Guest maker at Devon Guild of Craftsmen 1st November to 31st December, 2015
Elisa Helland-Hansen at Galleri Format - Oslo 8th October to 8th November, 2015 opening on Thursday 8 October at 17:00. Conversation with art critic Lars Elton and Elisa Helland-Hansen at 17:30.
Celebrating the Natural World - with ceramic art at Highcliffe Castle 13th October to 15th November, 2015 Tiffany Scull decorative ceramics and prints and Kate Wyatt paintings and prints

Recently added Courses

Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 10th - 17th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop:  2 Thursdays in September 2015
Intermediate Throwing Summer School (RKD316) with Emma Johnstone - 20th - 24th July 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.
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.

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.