Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Pam Dodds at Studiopottery.co.uk

Pam Dodds

Upcoming events

Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
Emily-Kriste Wilcox in London at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st January to 1st April, 2018 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox for the show at Great Russell Street in London

Recently added Courses

Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

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.