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 Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Upcoming events

To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:
France Fauteux - Venez ŗ la rencontre du peuple Couleur at Espace Pierre Debain 1st - 31st March 2015 France Fauteux - Solo Exhibition - Spring 2015 (check exact dates before visiting)
Lasting Impressions - with ceramic art at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 a joint show bringing together the intuitive paintings of Andrew Bird with the expressive ceramics of Barry Stedman.
Spring Fling at Haddenham Galleries 7th February to 30th April, 2015 A selected exhibition of lively and unusual work, reflecting the ethos of the galleries.

Recently added Courses

Ceramics - Inspirational workshop - Functional ware - 6th - 10th July 2015
Instructors: Ayumi Horie and Martha Grover (USA) with Assistant Stefan Andersson (SW)
Claire Ireland at Heatherleys School of Fine Art - 25th April to 6th June, 2015
This class will help you acquire new skills in contemporary ceramic practice, including hand-building, casting, colour and firing. (release date 10 February 2015)
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop - 31st May 2015 to 6th June, 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Experimenting with paper clay. Claire Ireland - 26th February to 1st March, 2015
Discover the exciting potential of building with paper clay.

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 ‚Äėsons of the soil‚Äô, both having been raised on farms in the countrysides of Warwickshire and Dorset.¬† They met following a BBC4 radio show ‚ÄėOpen Country‚Äô which featured Down Farm on Cranborne Chase.¬† Martin had been excavating there since he inherited it in 1979 and Chris‚Äôs 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.