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 Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Pre Christmas Exhibition - John Rastall at Harlequin Gallery 27th - 29th November 2015 A selling exhibition of recently made and classical studio pottery from Britain and Japan. (in SE London)
Maze Hill Pottery 21st Anniversary Open Studio at Mazehill Pottery 5th - 6th December 2015 kilns opening on Saturday at 11.00am. Darren Ellis, and apprentice Florian Gadsby will also be displaying their work.
December Introductions - with ceramics at Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds 1st - 31st December 2015 Louise Darby and Paul Young
Usch Spettigue - Open Studio at Open Studio - Rectory Cottage 28th November to 6th December, 2015 New Porcelain Pots - plus an Opportunity to meet Usch and buy new work from her studio. Note: Only the two weekends

Recently added Courses

Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
Hey Clay Drop in Session Sarah Villeneau - 4th December 2015 to 7th May, 2016
Hey Clay! Free drop-in making session on the 4th December
Porcelain Lanterns, Alison Graham - 22nd November 2015 to 7th May, 2016
This full day workshop £60, limited spaces. 11am - 5pm (with 1 hr lunch break 1.30-2.30pm)
Whichford Pottery - Workshops - 20th February 2016 to 7th May, 2016
Our workshops are fun - no experience necessary! You will be taught throwing and hand-building techniques in small groups by two of our highly-skilled potters.

Ceramics and Sculpture: Different Disciplines and Shared Concerns. 5 July 2012

Registration is now open for the conference Ceramics and Sculpture: Different Disciplines and Shared Concerns taking place on 5 July 2012 in Cardiff at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. More info contact: adutton@cardiffmet.ac.uk Book from website shown below.

About the Conference:
Relationships between ceramics and sculpture are a focus for research at Cardiff School of Art and Design. This research has demonstrated that the interests of ceramicists and sculptors in Britain have either overlapped or come into particularly sharp focus at certain periods.
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, has in the last few years awarded research fellowships to explore such relationships. Both ceramics and sculpture now have to make a case for their survival as discrete disciplines within higher education and increasingly categories are blurred.
Against this background the conference seeks to illuminate shared concerns by examining points of formal, conceptual, theoretical and material convergences between the two disciplines, while also addressing key points of difference.
Paper 1:  Michael Hose (Cardiff Metropolitan University) ‘What difference can a description make?’
Paper 2:  Conor Wilson
‘You can use clay, but you can’t do ceramics’: Some thoughts about why Ceramics isn’t Sculpture, based on the thinking of Eduardo Chillida and Robert Morris’
Paper 3:  Dr Isabel Hufschmidt (Mirko Mayer Gallery, Cologne, Germany) ‘The Edition of Sculpture in England:  A French spirit of commerce, English manufactories and the New Sculpture’
Paper 4:  Michael Tooby (independent researcher and curator) ‘The way in which a major museum’s collecting activity can transgress traditional taxonomies in a creative and rich manner’
Paper 5:  Alun Graves (Curator, Ceramics & Glass Collection, V&A) ‘Hans Coper: Sculpture in Architecture’
Paper 6:  Professor Stephen Dixon (Manchester Metropolitan University) ‘Why Clay?’
Keynote speaker:  Dr Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds) ‘Manual Thinking’
Panel - Q & A and discussion with Bonnie Kemske (editor of Ceramic Review), David Jones (University of Wolverhampton)

Posted on May 2 2012 under News about Makers.