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 John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

Pre Christmas Exhibition - John Rastall at Harlequin Gallery 27th - 29th November 2015 A selling exhibition of recently made and classical studio pottery from Britain and Japan. (in SE London)
Rob Bibby at KINGS CLIFFE VILLAGE HALL 29th November 2015 - 29th November 2015 Christmas Fair - local products, local services, local people
Mimesis/Nemesis with ceramic art at MadeinBritaly 29th November to 6th December, 2015 British/Italian Contemporary Art and Craft. PV: 17.00-21.00 Sunday 29.11.15 (TWO Sundays ONLY) Invitation required
Phil Rogers and Hajeong Lee - Christmas Sale at Marston Pottery 5th - 6th December 2015 Annual Christmas Sale weekend

Recently added Courses

Saturday beginners' Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th December 2015
Why not come along for the morning and have a play with clay? Saturday morning course Special Free session
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Hey Clay Drop in Session Sarah Villeneau - 4th December 2015 to 27th November, 2016
Hey Clay! Free drop-in making session on the 4th December

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.