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 Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Ceramics by Leslie Parrott at Studiopottery.co.uk

Leslie Parrott

Upcoming events

Art Unwrapped - with ceramics at Babylon Gallery 2nd November to 21st December, 2014 Mixed show including ceramics by Christine Pike
Interpreting Landscape - Ceramics - Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Harborne Art Gallery 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Solo show - Emily-Kriste Wilcox (check exact dates as may not be for all both months)
Made 13, Brighton with ceramic art at Corn Exchange 20th - 23rd November 2014 A high quality contemporary craft and design fair showcasing over 120 designer, makers across all media from ceramics to glass, leather to jewellery. 
Mixed Christmas Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - 6th October to 28th February, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: £15.00pw
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014 to 28th February, 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)

Wali Hawes – Fire Trees

An article by Wali about building and firing a set of fire trees. There is also comment in “Terrart”a Barcelona magazine published by¬†L’Associaci√≥ de Ceramistes de Catalunya. See front cover above…

This is a copy of the article on Wali’s blog – for more interesting articles visit his blog.

Heloisa Alvima is a potter from Brazil who lives in Monferrier, France. I was very happy to be invited to build and fire a set of Fire Trees which would coincide with the festival of San Jean which is also the same day as the Summer Solstice. The setting was the Culture Centre and I was ably assisted by students from the ceramics school, local potters and enthusiasts. We started off with the usual coiling techniques and found the clay as supplied by SolarGil to be good allowing us to dry out the structure quite rapidly without cracking. Those who participated in the project were also invited to create decorations that reflected the local landscape or at least inspiration was from our surroundings. I did so in order to make people more aware of the environment in which we inhabit not only in the physical sense but also in the social context. It is another aspect of the Fire Trees that go beyond technique and process.
It was great to have the support of the Asociation de Clubs de Loisir (Hope that is how it is spelt!), Daniel who is the president, Gerard who put up with me and his wife Jo—many evenings were spent enjoying their hospitality, Loule, Izabu, Tibo, Caren and a host of others. Their help and kindness also the hospitality knew no bounds. If I have forgotton anybody then I allow myself to be shot for such an omission. Unfortunately we discovered that the clay did not quite meet up to the tremendous stresses during the firing and structural damage was quite severe…despite our attempts to repair the damage I am afraid the trees will have to be re-built and fired again. We got to temperature and the clay fired well…in some cases it actually fused. The firing was quite a spectacle. Looking forward to the next firing.

Also see the U Tube video of the event.


Posted on October 14 2009 under Event Reviews.