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 Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

British Craft Trade Fair at Great Yorkshire Showground, The 2nd - 4th April 2017 The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. 39th Year. 
Ceramic Art London 2017 at Central St. Martins 31st March to 2nd April, 2017 Unmissable for all interested in contemporary ceramic art. Ninety of the world's most talented ceramists show and sell their work.
Spring Show - Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Little Buckland Gallery 1st - 9th April 2017 Emily-Kriste Wilcox ne work
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 1st April to 31st October, 2017 A must if you enjoy sculpture - with some ceramic artists showing. Dates provisional at present - check website for updates

Recently added Courses

A BIRD IN THE HAND - 10th - 11th June 2017
one day hand-building workshop to make your own bird sculptures: choose Sat 10 or Sun 11 June
My Coast in Clay - Two day Workshop - 8th - 22nd April 2017
Two days only - 8 and 22 April!
Easter School Holiday Courses - Katharine Gleeson - 1st - 30th April 2017
Easter School Holiday Courses
Pottery Classes for Adults and Children: Suleyman Saba and Hannah Milsom - 20th February to 7th July, 2017
A wide range of pottery techniques are offered to adults and children at all levels.

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.