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 Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Amy Cooper: Maker in Focus at New Ashgate Gallery 22nd November to 17th January, 2015 A festive exhibition of beautiful handmade porcelain lights by artist Amy Cooper.
Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Palace 20th - 23rd November 2014 Features around one hundred and twenty, British craftsmen and women including ceramics from Mia Sarosi
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.
Craft Show at Wisley with ceramics at Royal Horticultural Society Gardens 25th - 30th November 2014 Christmas Event at RHS gardens.

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!

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.