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Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Patricia Volk Sculpture in Surrey at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 1st May to 31st October, 2014 Wide range of sculpture in gardens
Clive and Dylan Bowen ceramics at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, The, 18th May to 15th June, 2014 Joint exhibition from Clive and Dylan Bowen (live at the Ashmolean to demonstrate and talk - 18 May, 10.30 - 4.00pm)PV at Gallery 4.00pm to 6.00pm same day
Fireworks Clay studios exhibition - 'Fireworks Now' at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 26th April to 17th August, 2014 New work from 14 members - last stage of touring exhibition curated by Alex McErlain
Potter in the window - John Calver at Gallery 1611 1st - 31st May 2014 New work from John Calver

Recently added Courses

Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building a brooch
SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th April 2014
LATE CANCELLATION - 1 SPACE HAS BECOME AVAILABLE!
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.
Tim Andrews - 1st - 30th April 2015
Tim will be teaching in April 2015 - exact dates nearer the time or contact Coombe farm studios for more information.

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.