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 Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

Svend Bayer - Demonstration in New York at Greenwich House Pottery 20th February 2016 SVEND BAYER - For a One-day Demonstration
Janet Halligan in Cheshire at Moot Restaurant and Grill 2nd - 31st March 2016 Show at a restaurant - Janet Halligan
Demonstration by John and Jude Jelfs at Portchester Community Centre 28th February 2016 - 31st March 2016 Demonstration - Thrown and Built Ceramics by well known potters Jude and John Jelfs
Peter Cosentino - Ceramic Art at Community Arts Centre (Pershore) 18th February to 31st March, 2016 Solo Exhibition, No. 8. Peter Cosentino

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 27th - 30th May 2016
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku. FULL
Wobage: 5 Day Earthenware throwing and slip decorating: Patia Davis and guest James Burnett-Stuart - 29th June to 3rd July, 2016
Alongside guest demonstrator James Burnett-Stuart, Patia will lead an exploration of throwing and slip-decoration using earthenware clay.
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 7th - 8th July 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
Animal sculpting in paper clay - Susan Halls at West Dean - 14th - 19th February 2016
Learn a fast and exciting approach to animal sculpting using a variety of pottery techniques.

Out of the Earth – Chris Carter & Martin Green: until 14 January 2012

Renowned potter Chris Carter and archaeologist Martin Green share their fascination with the prehistoric past of Cranborne Chase.  Through art and artefact, they reveal a story of the humans that occupied the landscape before history was written.

Out of the Earth explores a dialogue between artist and archaeologist as they respond to the objects excavated from flint-rich soils of Cranborne Chase.  Artefacts from Martin’s own museum, which displays the finds he has discovered over the years, will be on display alongside Chris’s artwork and objects from Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Heritage Museum.  Together, the objects describe and uncover the imprints left by farming, community and ritual activities in the past.

Chris and Martin describe themselves as ‘sons of the soil’, both having been raised on farms in the countrysides of Warwickshire and Dorset.  They met following a BBC4 radio show ‘Open Country’ which featured Down Farm on Cranborne Chase.  Martin had been excavating there since he inherited it in 1979 and Chris’s interest in the Chase landscape soon developed into a passion for exploring it through his art.

The exhibition shows new developments in Chris’s work and is itself a testimony to the continuing influence of prehistoric people on us today as their artistry, communities and ritual activities are re-discovered through archaeology.  Chris describes the way he searches for his pots in the clay as akin to the archaeologist’s search for an object in the earth.  Cranborne Chase has encouraged his art to take new routes which have seen him sculpting from flint and creating 2D collage works.  A deep-seated influence of the landscape and farming is apparent in his work; his pots suggest the sinuous twist of the plough and the symmetry of the stone axe, whilst the surface textures reflect the processes of people and nature on the landscape.

Both pot and artefact have a power and contemplative quality that makes Out of the Earth an exhibition not to be missed.  Here, the passion for the Cranborne landscape and for the people who lived on and moulded it, is deep-seated, inherent and heartfelt.  The stories revealed are told by two people who know the landscape intimately, both inside and out, and can tell those stories with an authority and understanding that cannot be disputed.

At: salisbury Museum, The King’s House, 65, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN

   


Posted on December 7 2011 under Event Reviews.