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 Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Upcoming events

Palladian Craft Fair with ceramics at Hangar One, The Aviator Hotel 15th - 16th November 2014 Craft fair with ceramics including new work from Peter Cosentino
Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Palace 20th - 23rd November 2014 Features around one hundred and twenty, British craftsmen and women including ceramics from Mia Sarosi
Kigbeare Christmas Sale with ceramics at Kigbeare Studiopottery 29th - 30th November 2014 Come and join the makers for a hot spicy cup of mulled wine and a mince pie, and pick up a hand made unique Christmas present at the same time. - Includes ceramics
Handmade in Britain 14 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 14th - 16th November 2014 Now in its 8th year, our annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks

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.