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Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Potfest in the Park 2018 at Potfest in the Park 27th - 29th July 2018 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
HARLEQUIN GALLERY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2018 at Harlequin Gallery 27th - 29th July 2018 Up to John's usual high standard. worth a visit. Contact John for address.
Exeter Annual Potters Market at Transit Shed 28th July 2018 - 29th July 2018 Professional potters selling directly to the public.
Jo Taylor ceramic sculpture at Doddington Hall and Gardens 28th July to 22nd September, 2018 Jo Taylor, showing new wall works from the Rondo series (shown below) as part of an exciting ceramics exhibition of 50 contemporary makers, alongside the established bi-annual outdoor sculpture show.

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.