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Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Ed Bentley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ed Bentley

Upcoming events

Crafts For The Home at Platform Gallery 26th July to 11th October, 2014 Late summer exhibition showcasing crafts for the home
I like this place... at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 25th July to 20th September, 2014 Exhibition of 11 artists' works including ceramicist Anna Noel
Potfest in the Park 2014 at Potfest in the Park 25th - 27th July 2014 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
CENTRED at Farmleigh Gallery 8th August to 5th October, 2014 Includes New work from Mandy Parslow and coincides with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly at Dublin Castle 9th - 12th September 2014.

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 20th September 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.
ONE-DAY THROWING WORKSHOP with Julie Ayton - 17th August 2014
Throwing days are suitable for all students from absolute beginners to experienced potters who want to extend the scale or range of their throwing through guided practice.
University of Brighton - 1st September to 1st July, 2015

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.