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Ceramics by Shaun Hall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Shaun Hall

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

The Gnarly Dudes Revisited at Barn Pottery, The 18th - 19th April 2015 All of the Gnarly Dudes are busy working towards the Revisited exhibition. 
Sally Evans Artist and Makers Fair with ceramics at Thame Town Hall 18th April 2015 - 19th April 2015 includes new work from Mia Sarosi
Reading Contemporary Art Fair at Rivermead Leisure Complex 24th - 26th April 2015 The fair brings together an eclectic mix of over 100 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries. More nearer the time.
Saffron Walden Open Studios - Ian Vance (weekends only) at Larkfield Studio 25th April to 3rd May, 2015 Ian Vance will open his studio for two weekends April 25th, 26th and May 2nd, 3rd

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £77 - for 7 weeks
Beginner Pottery Weekend Course - with Kim Langley - 23rd May to 17th October, 2015
Learn to hand build and to throw on a potters wheel at this series of Potters Workshops (various weekends)
Easter Children's Pottery Course in East Sussex - 30th March to 3rd April, 2015
Easter Children's Pottery Course.....with Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
English Slipware Decoration and Wheel Work with Daniel Johnston - 11th - 12th July 2015
During the workshop Daniel will demonstrate his signature Slipware decoration and wheel working techniques

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.