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Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

The Landscape Is Memory at York College Gallery 23rd February to 26th March, 2015 Ceramic art by Adele Howitt - solo show
To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:
Lasting Impressions - with ceramic art at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 a joint show bringing together the intuitive paintings of Andrew Bird with the expressive ceramics of Barry Stedman.
Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 28th February 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition

Recently added Courses

Master Class - TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - 28th February 2015
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Claire Ireland at Heatherleys School of Fine Art - 25th April to 6th June, 2015
This class will help you acquire new skills in contemporary ceramic practice, including hand-building, casting, colour and firing. (release date 10 February 2015)
Masterclass - Glaze Technology (C01003-141501) with Emma Johnstone - 19th January to 30th March, 2015
Designed to give you an introduction to the subject of glaze technology and glaze chemistry (note: start date a week later than published due to moving buildings!)
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 25th February to 1st April, 2015
Introduction to methods and creative potential of hand building  in clay. 6 week course

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.