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!

New Members

Work for Sale

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

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Upcoming events

Oldenburg - 36th International Ceramics Fair at Oldenburg International Ceramic Fair 4th - 5th August 2018 A fair, plus much more! At the fair 124 selected potters, ceramists, designers and artists from across Europe and Japan offer their top products.
Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 25th July to 24th November, 2018
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. 
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..

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.

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.