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 Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Upcoming events

Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2016 at Old Chapel Gallery 1st May to 30th September, 2016 An ever changing collection of unique sculptures, including by Simon Griffiths. Drinks from 11.00 on 1 May.
Chris Carter at 70 - A retrospective at Round House Gallery, The 7th - 31st May 2016 Works from 1971 to 2016 from Chris Carter.
Felicity Aylieff - Witnessing Change: the Jingdezhen Experience at BRLSI (re Bath Society of Artists) 26th May 2016 - 31st May 2016 Lecture: 19.30 hours - non-members welcome Ł4 on door
West Country artists at Twenty Twenty 28th May to 25th June, 2016 Mixed show, Patricia Volk, Sarah Purvey and Andrew Lansley

Recently added Courses

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.
Wheel thrown porcelain - Chris Keenan at West Dean - 5th - 8th May 2016
Form, function and family - wheel thrown porcelain. Ref: LW6153
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)
Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 28th June to 2nd July, 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level.  

The Potters annual “Heaven on Earth” The International Ceramic Fair – Oldenburg

The Potters annual “Heaven on Earth”  The International Ceramic Fair – Oldenburg has – once again – been a great success.

Although the forecast predicted rain and showers over northern Germany the International Ceramic Fair took place on the beautifully renewed Chateau square untroubled by any bad weather last weekend. There is hardly any other place in Germany where one can marvel at this material transformed into a diversity of crafted and artistic forms at such a high level. 120 ceramists from all over Germany, 10 from other European countries and also from Japan showed an excellent overview of contemporary ceramics. Once again about 60.000 connoisseurs, enthusiasts, experts and laymen from near and far took the opportunity to visit this open air gallery offering a huge variety of beautiful pieces made of clay.

 

The one day opening session – the “Ceramic Portrait“ a lecture and demonstration – presented two outstanding international ceramic artists –John Higgins from Great Britain and Rafa Pérez from Spain. 36 participants booked this singular exciting event.

 

About 1600 visitors viewed the special exhibitions in the in the Oldenburg County Museum for Art and Cultural History:

 

These were the solo exhibition of last year’s winners of the NEW CERAMICS-Award, Martin Möhwald and Nicole Toss, and the theme exhibition/competition where the fairs participants demonstrated their skill and creativity to the ambiguous topic of “ipot”. The winners of this competition were, Chiharu Koda from Japan (3. prize 250 €), to Aire Goutt-Allikmets from France (2. prize 500 €) and to Haneke Engel from the Netherlands (1. prize 1000 €).

Ute GroĂźmann from Dresden in Germany won the Public Prize.

 

The jury of the NEW CERAMICS-Award – Dr. Michael Reinbold (Landesmuseum for Art and Cultural History Oldenburg), Dr. Josef StraĂźer (Die Neue Sammlung, Munich), Marta Donaghey (Contemporary Ceramics London/Craft Potters Association), ceramist Martin McWilliam (Chairman of the Werkschule) and Bernd Pfannkuche (Publisher of the magazine NEUE KERAMIK/NEW CERAMICS) – also had no easy choice. This highly regarded award comes with 1000 € prize money donated by Bernd Pfannkuche and goes to Let de Kok from the Netherland. We are looking forward to her exhibition in the Landesmuseum for Art and Cultural History – Oldenburg next year!

 

Beate Anneken, Künstlerische Leiterin

WERKSCHULE – WERKSTATT FĂśR KUNST UND KULTURARBEIT e.V., Hochheider Weg 169, 26125 Oldenburg, Tel.: 0441/382930, Fax: 0441/382742 www.werkschule.de, E-Mail anneken@werkschule.de

 


Posted on August 10 2012 under Event Reviews.