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 Jenny Beavan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jenny Beavan

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery - Open weekend at Sussex Guild Shop 5th - 6th September 2015 The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery will be holding a celebration weekend of crafts for all the family (check! dates to be confirmed)
Jack Doherty ceramic vessels at New Craftsman Gallery 5th September to 9th October, 2015 Waypoint: A multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels by Jack Doherty
Peter hayes - solo show at Porthminster Gallery 12th September to 17th October, 2015 A solo show of new ceramic sculptures by acclaimed artist Peter Hayes.
Keramisto Ceramics Fair in Holland at Keramisto 19th - 20th September 2015 Major Pottery Fair in Holland about a 100 leading ceramists from Europe show new work.

Recently added Courses

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. 
Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course
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.
Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 15th August 2015 - 19th July 2015
clay hand building 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.