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 Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

SCULPTURAL 2015. at Coombe Trenchard 2nd May to 20th June, 2015 SCULPTURAL2015 returns for third time to the fantastic Arts & Crafts setting of Coombe Trenchard in West Devon
Fowey Art Trail - Jenny Beavan at Old School House Studio, The 9th - 16th May 2015 Includes work by Jenny Beavan
Artists Open House - Chris Lewis - Brighton Festival at South Heighton Pottery 2nd - 25th May 2015 Chris Lewis, Pots, Garden Seats and Sculpture - Note: Only open each weekend and the two Bank Holidays.
Artspring with ceramics at Art Barn, (Henley in Arden) 1st - 17th May 2015 Mixed show with paintings, ceramics and sculpture by 7 artists. Preview on Friday 1st May, 6 - 9pm

Recently added Courses

Porcelain Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 17th - 18th October 2015
Porcelain has a reputation for being a beautiful material but difficult to throw.
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 18th October 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 
Throwing weekend - September - Matthew Blakely - 26th - 27th September 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 - 27th September 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.

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.