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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by Shaun Hall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Shaun Hall

Upcoming events

Adam Buick new work at Scottish Gallery 1st - 26th November 2016 PV: 1 November 6.30pm to 8.30pm - ask gallery for invite
Seve Booton - Solo Show at Sheffield Art House 11th - 25th November 2016 New work for this Solo show
Gete-mono - new work by Akiko Hirai at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 3rd - 26th November 2016
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2016 at CPA Autumn Fair 29th - 30th October 2016 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2016.

Recently added Courses

Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 20th September to 29th November, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student. (when fully booked consider next block of courses)
Pottery Classes by Suleyman Saba (All Levels) - 17th October to 20th March, 2017
A wide range of pottery techniques will be offered for students at all levels: Two terms.

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 Großmann 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 Straßer (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 FÜR 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.