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 Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Upcoming events

Art and York - with Christine Pike ceramics at York Racecourse 27th - 29th October 2017 120 artists and designer-makers showing a wide range of high quality and innovative work from glass and ceramics to painting and...
Cumbrian Ceramics at UpFront Gallery 18th November to 10th January, 2018 Major exhibition featuring almost all the potters working in Cumbria today.
Celia Allen at Biscuit Factory, The 15th - 30th November 2017 Celia allen - new sculpture - must check exact dates
Art Fusion - Stephen Murfitt ceramics at Babylon Gallery 25th October to 5th November, 2017 New work from Stephen Murfitt

Recently added Courses

Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
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 

DACORUM & CHILTERN POTTERS GUILD: Potter’s Open Day, Sat. 14th March 2015

The Potters Open Day at Long Dean School always has good speakers and demonstrators. I visited last year and watched a fascinating talk/demo by Geoff Swindell. contact the guild for tickets and more details – but book early if you want to go!

Potter’s Open Day, Sat. 14th March 2015:  Prices: £15 for members and £25 for non-members:  www.thedcpg.org.uk

9:30-10:30 Guest Speaker: Andy McInnes

10:45-12:45 Demonstrator: Eddie Curtis – Handbuilding/throwing

13:45-15:45 Demonstrator: Mike Dodd- Throwing

Andy McInnes

The organiser for Art in Clay at Hatfield and Farnham, will be talking about how a newcomer to a ceramics market should go about preparing their work, the application process and how best to present their work to the buying public’.

The shows are organised by Andy and Di Mcinnes. They have been interested in ceramics for many years , initially meeting potters on the craft circuit and at exhibitions, then searching them out in their workshops, always welcomed and usually leaving with a purchase. Andy then took on the challenge of organising these shows, which at the time were owned by an exhibition company. In 2005 they bought the shows and haven’t looked back. Di recently took early retirement from the Health Service to concentrate all her efforts on the show.

Eddie Curtis

A Fellow of the Craft Potter Association

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My current project, The Blast, was the result of one of the most strongly felt inspirations I have experienced in quite some time. The brutal yet beautiful landscape that now inspired me. What I saw was a combination of textures, an unlikely juxtaposition of the man-made and the natural, objects long bereft of their usefulness and worn and encroached upon by erosion and encrustation. I was looking at sand, clay, metal and stone in various combinations. The textures were cracked, crazed, bright, blunt, sharp, wet, slippy, slimey smooth hard. It has probably been my most rewarding project to date.

Mike Dodd

A Fellow of the Craft Potters Association

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“Essential to his philosophy is an oriental view that the role of the individual in the creation of true art is unobtrusive. Mike’s work has maintained this philosophy in the making of unshowy pots with simply applied surface textures and subtle glazes sourced from naturally occurring materials. It is a rare approach that has required during his career an intense personal application. As a result his work enjoys the support of many serious collectors of English pottery, as well as that of some respected critics whose judgement of Mike’s work is unusually and openly generous, simply that it has beauty.” Paul Vincent, Founding Editor of ‘Ceramics in Society


Posted on September 5 2014 under News for Makers.