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 Ed Bentley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ed Bentley

Upcoming events

Triple Vision - Stephen Murfitt at Wheelhouse Gallery, Oakham School 24th February to 17th March, 2017 New work from Stephen Murfitt
Spring exhibition SW group of Northern Potters association at Middleport Pottery 4th March to 23rd April, 2017 Includes new work by Janet Halligan
SuperBowls at Craft in the Bay 11th March to 7th May, 2017 New work from a group of makers not known for making bowls!
MADE LONDON Ė CANARY WHARF at Canada Square Park 17th - 25th March 2017 Design and Craft Fair - Note: ONLY 17 - 20 and 22 - 25 MARCH 2017

Recently added Courses

Personal 'Bespoke'Tuition - Bob and Mary Kershaw - 16th February to 28th February, 2018
Mary and Bob offer private tuition in clay modelling, sculpture AND the potter's wheel for complete beginners through to intermediate level.. (Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, Birthdays etc...)
6 week Pottery Course with Jessica Jordan - 1st March to 5th April, 2017
You will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of skills including; hand building, throwing on a pottery wheel, coiling, slip decoration, glazing and more.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 10th February to 1st July, 2019
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics.This successful and popular course is now interviewing for September 2017
Childrens Saturday School, Pottery with Katherine Gleeson - 14th February to 30th November, 2017
A fun course during which Katharine will teach the basic traditional techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building and decoration.

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.