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 Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Leslie Parrott at Studiopottery.co.uk

Leslie Parrott

Upcoming events

Designersblock London 2014 - includes ceramic art at Old Sessions House, The 18th - 21st September 2014 Opportunity to see Fay's work in a unique setting.
FUNCTIONAL WARE FEATURE at Bevere Gallery 3rd - 28th October 2014 POTTERS - Kaori Tatebayashi, Sue Binns, Louisa Taylor, Stuart Carey, Kochevit Bendavid
PAPER WINGS - Liz Mathews at Enitharmon Press 22nd September to 17th October, 2014 Not exactly ceramics, but by one of our members: An artist's book installation by Liz Mathews setting a new song cycle by Maureen Duffy. PV: with reading by Maureen Duffy  22 September 6.30 - 8.30pm  (for invitation/RSVP info@enitharmon.co.uk)
Nicola Tassie: Craft at Standpoint Gallery 18th September to 26th October, 2014 This exhibition marks a point of reckoning in the oeuvre of Nicola Tassie, one of London's most sought-after studio ceramicists and teachers. Opening: 18 September 6.00pm - 8.30pm 

Recently added Courses

Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
The ĎAdvanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 

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.