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 Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

2017 FEBRUARY FOCUS at Bevere Gallery 3rd February to 1st March, 2017 Featured potters - Jack Doherty, Jade Crompton, Scott Wilson
Collect 2017 at Saatchi Gallery 2nd - 6th February 2017 The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world's finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. 
Telling Tales: Anna Noel at Craft in the Bay 21st January to 5th March, 2017 Solo exhibition by Anna Noel
Spring Show - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 11th February to 18th March, 2017 Mixed show with ceramics

Recently added Courses

THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 30th January to 13th November, 2017
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel. 
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 20th February to 23rd May, 2017
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 9th January to 31st December, 2017
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
LeachPottery: Evening Class: HANDBUILDING with Clay - 19th January to 4th May, 2017
This is a great opportunity for adults beginners and improvers to develop new making skills

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.