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Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Craeftiga- The Sutton Hoo Festival of Craftsmanship at Sutton Hoo 21st - 22nd March 2015 Inspired by the Sutton Hoo treasure, includes Ian Vance and a small group from Anglian Potters,
Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Longdean School 14th March 2015 - 22nd March 2015 Speakers and Demonstrators: Andy McInnes, Eddie Curtis, Mike Dodd
Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture with Alison Britton OBE at University for the Creative Arts - Farnham 5th March 2015 - 22nd March 2015 Limited places. from 5.30pm to 7.30pm Tickets Ł10, must be booked.
Elemental - From and of the turning of the Earth at Yallops Gallery 30th March to 6th April, 2015 Solo exhibition by Norfolk Potter Pat Southwood. Private View Monday 30th March. 6-9pm

Recently added Courses

Figure sculpting weekend with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th April 2015
A life sculpting weekend using a clothed model
Workshop with Sarah Purvey - 25th March 2015 - 19th April 2015
Learn how to coil a simple form in terracotta sculpture clay.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 14th March 2015 - 19th April 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on April 25th, May 23rd, July 25th, August 22nd, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, December 12th
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew Slipware Workshop - 25th - 27th September 2015
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a long weekend workshop.

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.