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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Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Shaun Hall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Shaun Hall

Upcoming events

Earth and Fire 2016 at Rufford at Rufford Craft Centre 24th - 26th June 2016 Over 100 potters from across the UK and Mainland Europe selling direct to visitors from market stalls set in the grounds of the ancient abbey ruins.
Art Market at Holmfirth - Two Sundays, Different artists at Holmfirth Art Market 12th - 26th June 2016 Two Sundays only - 12 and 26 June 2015. Good range of excellent ceramicists included.
Sussex Guild members show with ceramics at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 4th June to 13th August, 2016 mixed exhibition with ceramics
Midlands Potters Association: Fired Up! at Deans Chapel Worcester Cathedral 11th - 26th June 2016 Selected exhibition with meet the artists day on 11 June

Recently added Courses

Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts - Julie Ayton - 14th - 17th July 2016
A four day course suitable for those that have moderate experience on the wheel, and are looking to broaden their experience and technique.   
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
Throwing & hand building led by Sarah Purvey and Jo Taylor - 21st May 2016 to 4th June, 2016
One day - 21 may 2016 - The day will be a fun introduction to throwing on the wheel and to hand building techniques.

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.