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Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

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Kochevet Bendavid

Upcoming events

Farnham Festival of Crafts - with ceramics at Farnham Maltings 28th - 29th October 2017 Includes ceramics from Rose Dickinson.
Gareth Edwards RWA with ceramics by Gabriele Koch: After the Rain at David Simon Contemporary 3rd - 27th November 2017 New work by Gabriele Koch
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse 10th - 12th November 2017 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is 13 years old. Meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. 
Shades of Clay at Kunsthius Gallery 3rd November to 24th December, 2017 New work from Janet Halligan

Recently added Courses

Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish

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.


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.