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 Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

Handmade Edinburgh at Royal Botanic Garden - Edinburgh 10th - 12th August 2018 Mixed 3 day show over 80 talented designer-makers selling textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and more..
Linear Patterns - Katharina Klug at Arundel Contemporary 18th August to 2nd September, 2018 New work
Potfest in the Park 2018 at Potfest in the Park 27th - 29th July 2018 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College 11th - 26th August 2018 Over 60 potters showing their wares in an amazing setting -in the old library - do come and see us during the show. 

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Crafts Council appoints five new Trustees to board

New members will join the Crafts Council board in July 2014 including Clare Twomey

The Crafts Council has appointed five new Trustees – Jo Bloxham, Professor Bruce Brown, Matt Durran, Dr Zoe Laughlin and Clare Twomey – who will all join the board in July 2014.

  • Jo Bloxham is a collector and curator of contemporary jewellery, regionally and internationally, and based in Manchester. She helped set up The Great Northern Contemporary Crafts Fair (GNNCCF), and is a Trustee of Manchester City Art Gallery.
  • Professor Bruce Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Brighton where he is Professor of Design. He is currently Chair of one of the main panels for the UK Research Excellence Framework and editor of Design Issues Research Journal.
  • Dr Zoe Laughlin is the co-founder and Creative Director of the Institute of Making, University College London. She is also the co-founder and Curator of the Materials Library project and has lectured and published widely on making and materials.
  • Matt Durran is an artist and curator who works on large-scale installations and sculptural pieces and has run his own art practice for over 25 years. He studied glass at Sunderland and in Copenhagen and has represented the UK at over 30 international glass symposiums.
  • Clare Twomey is an artist, curator and Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. She studied Ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art completing an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London. She uses performance, serial production and site-specific installations in her exploration of clay.

There are currently ten Crafts Council Trustees:

Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Chair, Director of the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project: Andrew Harrison, Deputy Chair, founder of Spaces that Work Ltd: Chris McIntyre, Dean of Cultural Affairs and Director of UHArts at the University of Hertfordshire: Jules Campbell, Managing Director, The Middle East Bureau: Michael Eden, ceramist: Andrea Nixon, Executive Director, Tate Liverpool: Elizabeth Ogilvie-Smith, Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School (as Elizabeth Paris): Brigid Rentoul, Head of Legal at Winton Capital Management Limited: Beverley Rider, Architectural Interior Designer: and Peter Ting, ceramist.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-council-appoint-five-new-trustees

There are now 3 members with a background in ceramics which must help ceramic art to have a stronger voice. I hope they will make the case when possible for Education in the field of Ceramic art to be emphasised! 


Posted on June 24 2014 under News for Makers.