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 Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

The 16th Art Market at Holmfirth - Two Sundays - Different Artists at Holmfirth Art Market 13th - 27th November 2016 different artists each weekend 
Christy Keeney, Maria Wojdat, Ross Emerson & Jenny Southam at Bevere Gallery 1st November to 24th December, 2016 Christmas show
Yorkshire Artspace - Open studios at Yorkshire Artspace 18th - 20th November 2016 100 artists open their studios
The Christmas Show featuring the work of Guild Members at Guild at 51, The - (Gloucestershire Guild) 1st November to 8th January, 2017

Recently added Courses

Pottery Classes by Suleyman Saba (All Levels) - 17th October to 20th March, 2017
A wide range of pottery techniques will be offered for students at all levels: Two terms.
Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.

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.