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Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery at Fitzwilliam Museum 20th March to 17th June, 2018 Includes Adam Buick's work
Ceramic Art London 2018 at Central St. Martins 23rd - 25th March 2018 Unmissable for all interested in contemporary ceramic art. Ninety of the world's most talented ceramists show and sell their work.
Reunion: Potters From The Time Of Bernard Leach at Leach Pottery 24th March to 1st July, 2018 new pots from 9 potters who apprenticed, trained, and worked, during the time of Bernard Leach

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Geoffrey Eastop: 1921-2014

We are sorry to report that Geoffrey Eastop died recently (Christmas Day). A first class maker, who continued to exhibit in major galleries until his death, including two fairly recent shows at Osborne Samuel in MayfairGeoffrey Eastop was born in Norbury, South London in 1921 and, after originally working in insurance, trained as a fine artist at Goldsmith’s College from 1949 to 1952. He had intended to make a career as a painter but had dabbled with potting at Goldsmith’s and when the opportunity to get a paid position at the Odney Pottery came up he took it. After staying there for a year he was persuaded by Alan Caiger-Smith to join him in setting up the Aldermaston Pottery that specialised in tin glazed earthenware with painted decoration that combined Geoffrey’s potting skills and painter’s instincts admirably. Geoffrey stayed at Aldermaston for six years before deciding to start out on his own.

Staying in the Oxfordshire/Berkshire area for the rest of his career, Geoffrey’s work change over the years. Initially, it mainly consisted of thrown and altered work in porcelain and stoneware but 1969 saw him begin a long and rewarding association with the artist, John Piper. More recently he spent many years developing an innovative hand building technique that he uses to explore the structure and surface of walls, which further developed into his exploration of part figurative rock shapes.

Over the years Geoffrey lectured in art and design as well as ceramics and undertook major commissions that include a large mural for Reading Civic Centre in association with John Piper and floor and wall tiles for Robinson College Chapel in Cambridge. (information with thanks from www.studio-pots.com)

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Posted on January 28 2015 under News about Makers, News for Makers.