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 Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Longdean School 14th March 2015 Speakers and Demonstrators: Andy McInnes, Eddie Curtis, Mike Dodd
Stanmer house contemporary craft show (Sussex Guild) at Stanmer House 21st - 22nd March 2015 Forty-eight members of the Guild will be exhibiting their fine crafts
32nd Annual Sedgley Pottery Demonstration at Sedgley Scout Hut 22nd March 2015 - 22nd March 2015 Organised by Geoff Townsend. Roger Lewis will be demonstrating.
Wirral Potters at Work at Williamson Art Gallery and Museum 28th - 29th March 2015 Trestle Table Sale & Throwathon

Recently added Courses

Figure sculpting weekend with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th April 2015
A life sculpting weekend using a clothed model
Amanda Duggan - Workshop - 25th April 2015 - 19th April 2015
Learn how to create a cylindrical vessel in terracotta clay.
An Introduction to Handbuilding - Emily-Kriste Wilcox - 3rd April 2015 - 19th April 2015
Design and build your own slab pot with paper resist decoration
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend

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.