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Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Upcoming events

Open studios exhibition - Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen at Milton Malsor Village Hall 4th - 5th October 2014 Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen, Open Studios Exhibition with peter cosentino showing new work.
Hyde End Craft Fair - David Melville pottery at Hyde End 3rd - 5th October 2014 Mixed show with ceramics
Art Unequalled, with ceramics at Maltings, The 18th - 19th October 2014 A range of handmade works of Art and Craft exhibited by individual makers as a weekend ‘gallery' including ceramics, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, painting, glass, photography, furniture....
Turner Retrospective at Tate Britain 30th September to 4th January, 2015 Norman Yap's ceramics will be available at Tate Britain over this period

Recently added Courses

Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 8th September to 3rd December, 2014
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 

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.
Speakers:
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.