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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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

Mistletoe Fayre - The Eeles Family Potters at Barrington Court 22nd - 23rd November 2014 The eels family at Barrington Court, National Trust
West Street Potters Winter Exhibition at Museum of Farnham, The - Garden Gallery 15th - 16th November 2014 The Garden Gallery at The Museum of Farnham once more hosts West Street Potters Winter Exhibition
Inspire - Tiffany Scull ceramics - Dorset at Walford Mill Crafts 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Mixed Christmas show with Tiffany Scull's ceramics
Art in Clay at Farnham 2014 at Art in Clay - Farnham 15th - 16th November 2014 The 18th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.

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.