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 Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

Open studios exhibition - Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen at Milton Malsor Village Hall 4th - 5th October 2014 Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen, Open Studios Exhibition with peter cosentino showing new work.
Christmas Fair with ceramics - Georgie Beadman at Defence Academy, The 18th October 2014 - 5th October 2014 Includes work from Georgie Beadman
Grassimesse - Martin Schlotz ceramics at GRASSI Museum 24th - 26th October 2014 New work (some with rough surfaces) from Martin Schlotz in Leipzig juried show/competition
Trees and Fauna - Eeles Family Pottery Exhibition at Westonbirt Arboretum 14th - 19th October 2014 The Eeles Family show 300 new items in the Great Oak Hall. PV: Tuesday 14 October 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Recently added Courses

Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 8th October to 12th November, 2014
6 week course starting Wednesday 8th October 201410.00 - 1.00 180 for 6 weeks   + 5 firing charge
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
The Advanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 
Tanimoto Yoh Shu Ha Ri - 20th June 2014 - 8th June 2015
Book Now for our 'workshop' with Japanese master potter Tanimoto Yoh who will present and demonstrate Iga yaki pottery

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.