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 Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Upcoming events

Jennifer Lee exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe 29th September to 27th October, 2016 This exhibition of new works will present some of the ceramics which Lee made in Japan alongside works made in London.
Art Unequalled, with ceramics at Maltings, The 22nd - 23rd October 2016 A range of handmade works of Art and Craft includes ceramics by Katie Pruden
Boxes at the Box Gallery at Rope Walk Gallery 1st - 30th October 2016 New work from David Wright
Walter Keeler Solo at Bluecoat Display Centre 1st October to 12th November, 2016 A solo exhibition of ceramics by the acclaimed potter Walter Keeler.

Recently added Courses

Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 26th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 29th August to 2nd September, 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.

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.