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 Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

Open weekend - David Melville at Open Studio, David Melville 11th - 12th November 2017 A chance to meet the potter and see where he works and buy pots direct. 
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017 at CPA Autumn Fair 28th - 29th October 2017 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Grassifair at GRASSI Museum 20th - 22nd October 2017 Martin Schlotz will be showing
Wild Wood at Gavagan Art 21st October to 1st December, 2017 Mixed show with ceramics by Stephen Murfitt, Chris Barnes and Anna Lambert.

Recently added Courses

Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
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

Trade, art, design and craft fairs: How do I grow my creative business? 03.11.2016

A Crafts Council workshop: Are you looking for more outlets for your work?  Do you know the differences between retail and trade fairs?  Do you need support to expand your creative business?The details:

Why should you attend?

  • Find out about the differences between retail and trade fairs and advice to support you in making the right choice for your creative business
  • Find out from key advisors on the logistics you need to consider in preparing for a craft fair and the potential cost implications
  • Find out about craft fairs aboard and how this could be a good option to expand your markets


‘I really enjoyed today, it was very inspiring’ Sue Gregor delegate at Branding workshop in Bristol

Who is speaking?

  • Margaret Bunn from British Crafts Trade fair will be offering her wealth of experience on trade and craft fairs
  • Lynne Hutchinson established ceramicist based in North East of England has shown her work at both trade and retail craft fairs across the UK.  Lynne has a wealth of knowledge to offer makers who are asking: what are the best options for me in developing outlets for selling my work?
  •  Stuart Akroyd, established glass artist in both UK and aboard, offering a wealth of experience and advice invaluable to makers both starting out and looking to develop their audiences further afield

‘Amazingly interesting and broad range of speakers’ Zoe Davidson delegate at Branding workshop hosted in Bristol

What is on offer?

  • Advice on the logistics that need to be considered  on the types of audiences at craft fairs, how to price your work and how to market yourself when exhibiting at a craft fair
  • Inspirational speakers to advise and to help you realise more outlets for your creative business
  • The potential timescales involved in taking part in a craft fair, the different scales and potential audiences at certain craft fairs in UK and abroad and how to make the most of each opportunity to grow your business

‘Thank you for not doing this only in London’ from delegate at Social Media workshop in Liverpool


What refreshments are provided on the day?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the session and during the afternoon break.

**£5 Discount available to Crafts Council Directory makers, please email for more info**

Craft Fairs workshop is part of a series of workshops and events designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully

Where and Cost:

3 November, 1.30– 5.30pm

National Glass Centre, Sunderlandwww.nationalglasscentre.com

Book now: Just £25 (£5 discount available)


Posted on October 24 2016 under News for Makers.