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 Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Upcoming events

Palladian Craft Fair with ceramics at Castle Ashby Gardens 28th - 29th November 2015 Peter Cosentino will be showing
Whisper through the Trees - with ceramic art at Yarrow Gallery 5th - 13th December 2015 With Rob Bibby ceramics. PV: Friday 4 December 6.00-9.00pm
Christmas Show - Stoneware Pots by Chris Lewis at South Heighton Pottery 5th - 6th December 2015 One weekend - 5-6.12.2014. Chris Lewis's Annual Christmas Exhibition of pottery and ceramics. 
winter Ceramics - Midlands Potters Association at Woodbridge Gallery 28th November to 6th December, 2015 Open exhibition by members of the Midlands Potters Association - also - Meet the artists day 28 November 12.00-16.00.

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.
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.
West Dean College - Anna Lambert - Slab built ceramics: responding to place - 14th - 19th February 2016
Working from the Sussex chalk landscape surrounding West Dean, use drawing to develop designs for simple slab built ceramic platters and wall pieces.
Whichford Pottery - Workshops - 20th February 2016 - 19th February 2016
Our workshops are fun - no experience necessary! You will be taught throwing and hand-building techniques in small groups by two of our highly-skilled potters.

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.