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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

Midlands Potters Association - Ronnie Fulton at Bannersgate Community Hall 15th May 2016 Demonstration and talk by Ronnie Fulton
Saltaire Inspired Arts Trail Makers Fair at Victoria Hall, Saltaire 28th - 30th May 2016 Part of 'Saltaire Inspired' with Open Houses Trail, Special Exhibitions and workshops as well
The Beaconsfield Art Fair - Spring 2016 at Beaconsfield School, The 13th - 14th May 2016 The Beaconsfield School will be hosting its twice-yearly Art Exhibition - A showcase for fine art and quality local crafts.
Arts in the Village Festival - Alan Birchall at Old Station Gallery, The 28th - 30th May 2016 Alan Birchall - part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2016

Recently added Courses

Course 2 'Throwing - Taking it to the Next level' with John Stroomer in England - 1st - 5th August 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level. 
Course 1: Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 18th - 22nd July 2016
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Throwing large - exploring form in ceramics Tanya Gomez at West Dean - 27th - 30th June 2016
Gain confidence and skills to throw larger pieces of work in porcelain(residential available)
SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar

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.