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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Martin McWilliam solo at Terra Delft 28th January to 25th February, 2017 New work from this master potter
2017 FEBRUARY FOCUS at Bevere Gallery 3rd February to 1st March, 2017 Featured potters - Jack Doherty, Jade Crompton, Scott Wilson
Spring Show - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 11th February to 18th March, 2017 Mixed show with ceramics
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. 

Recently added Courses

2017: 5 day CERAMIC COURSE - Jim Robison - 30th July to 4th August, 2017
The focus is on hand-building, looking at ceramic forms and surface textures.   A whole range of work will be possible,  including Slab ware, Extrusions, and Throwing
THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 30th January to 13th November, 2017
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel. 
Wobage: 3-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Improvers - 4th - 6th April 2017
This intensive 3 day course is aimed specifically at intermediates or advanced throwers who already have some experience in wheel-throwing. 
Wobage: 4 Day Jar making/slip decorated Earthenware - 13th - 16th July 2017
This jar making course will run over 4 days.  Patia makes jars in both porcelain and earthenware

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.