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 Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Upcoming events

Sarah Villeneau - Pop Up shop: 3-5 and 10-12 December at Exchange Place studios 3rd - 12th December 2015 We will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop at Exchange Place Studios  3rd to 5th and 10th to 12th December, open 11 - 3pm
Sussex Guild - with ceramics (Midhurst) at Midhurst Rother College 28th - 29th November 2015 mixed show with ceramics from John Evans, Mo Hamid and others
Alison Graham - Christmas Special Open Studio at Open Studio - Alison Graham 5th December 2015 - 29th November 2015 Open studio - Alison Graham.
Natural Makers at Touchstones Rochdale 12th December to 27th February, 2016 Includes ceramics from Adam Buick

Recently added Courses

Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
Pottery (all abilities) - Alison Graham - 18th November to 20th July, 2016
Course I am running at Llanover Hall Art Centre, Romilly Road, Canton, Cardiff. Wednesdays 7-9pm:
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's 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.