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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

Mixed Christmas Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show
Made 13, Brighton with ceramic art at Corn Exchange 20th - 23rd November 2014 A high quality contemporary craft and design fair showcasing over 120 designer, makers across all media from ceramics to glass, leather to jewellery. 
Ceramic Celebration at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 8th November to 9th January, 2015 50 Years of South Wales potters - twenty members work showing some superb work.
Inspire - Tiffany Scull ceramics - Dorset at Walford Mill Crafts 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Mixed Christmas show with Tiffany Scull's ceramics

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
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 - 22nd November 2014 to 20th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.