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 Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

FIGURATIVE CERAMICS at Sherrie Gallerie 3rd May to 20th June, 2015 WORKS BY JACK EARL, TOM BARTEL, AND JANIS MARS WUNDERLICH
Discoed Ceramic Show at St. Michael's Discoed 23rd - 31st May 2015 Members showing include: Carolyn Genders, Patricia Shone, Eric Moss, Rachel Wood, David Allnatt, Richard Phethean, Micki Schloessingk and Jeremy Nichols
MAY FOCUS: Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews at Bevere Gallery 2nd - 27th May 2015 Shelagh Spear & Tim Andrews - also New to the Gallery - Kate Scott
Artists Open House - Chris Lewis - Brighton Festival at South Heighton Pottery 2nd - 25th May 2015 Chris Lewis, Pots, Garden Seats and Sculpture - Note: Only open each weekend and the two Bank Holidays.

Recently added Courses

Porcelain Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 17th - 18th October 2015
Porcelain has a reputation for being a beautiful material but difficult to throw.
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 - 18th October 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 - 18th October 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.
Throwing weekend - September - Matthew Blakely - 26th - 27th September 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 

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.