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 Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Upcoming events

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. 
Gareth Edwards RWA with ceramics by Gabriele Koch: After the Rain at David Simon Contemporary 3rd - 27th November 2017 New work by Gabriele Koch
Art in Clay at Farnham 2017 at Art in Clay - Farnham 18th - 19th November 2017 The 21th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.
Celia Allen at Biscuit Factory, The 15th - 30th November 2017 Celia allen - new sculpture - must check exact dates

Recently added Courses

Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.

Adopt a Potter Charitable Trust: From their Easter Newsletter

“You will have noticed that this newsletter is coming out a bit later than usual.  The Adopt a Potter team has been extremely busy over the last year and into 2016.  Four apprentices completed their placements last year and we’ve awarded two apprentices to start this year.  We raised funds at 4 fairs, updated our t-shirts and aprons, launched an exciting new mentoring programme in partnership with the CPA, and started to put together a business plan for a national ceramics school….

NEWS OF LAST YEAR’S APPRENTICES:
Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown finished her apprenticeship with Helen Beard, but continues to work with Helen.  She was included in Culture24’s Ten British studio ceramicists you need to know. She has been in several shows over the last year including Ceramic Art York, and she will be at the Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, 10th-12th June.
Recent work by Tamsin

Following the completion of her apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery, Laura Crosland continued to work as part of the production team until February this year. She has just moved to Chatham, Kent to set up her own studio at Nucleus Arts Centre. This year she will be Earth and Fire, Rufford, and Art in Clay at Hatfield and Farnham.

Simona Stollo is now working for Joanna Howells as the studio assistant at Tythegston Pottery and is developing her own work. We look forward to seeing her new work soon.

AND PREVIOUS APPRENTICES:
Pasha Manzeroli won a Craft & Design magazine Selected Maker Award in 2015 and was commissioned to make tiles for the British Museum shop. She is still working part-time for Jonathan Chiswell-Jones and is setting up her own studio.

FUTURE PLANS:
Over the last few months we have been working on a project plan for a national ceramics school. Our aim is to set up a skills based training school, which will provide students with the skills they need to work as successful independent studio potters or ceramicists. Students will be taught all aspects of throwing, glazing and various types of kiln building and firing, alongside traditional hand building and decoration techniques.
Crucially, the school will provide a forum for the master potters practising today to pass on their skills to the next generation. We have already had letters and messages of support from many of Britain’s leading potters.
To help us with our planning, we have circulated two surveys and the response has been fantastic. We’ve been impressed not only by how many people have taken the time to do the surveys, but also the amount of detail that people have provided and the enthusiasm that they have shown for the proposal. A big thank you to everyone who responded.
And if you haven’t yet, both surveys are still open:
National Ceramics School survey
Survey for prospective students
We would also be extremely happy to hear from anyone who has fund-raising or marketing skills and would be willing to help us on a voluntary basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

Full details of the Newsletter can be seen at: http://www.adoptapotter.org.uk

 


Posted on March 30 2016 under News about Makers, News for Makers.