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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

Grassifair at GRASSI Museum 20th - 22nd October 2017 Martin Schlotz will be showing
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017 at CPA Autumn Fair 28th - 29th October 2017 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
MADE - London, Marylebone at Made London 19th - 22nd October 2017 MADE LONDON will be showing for the 6th time this October. An enjoyable event showcasing the some of the best and most original makers.
Shades of Clay at Kunsthius Gallery 3rd November to 24th December, 2017 New work from Janet Halligan

Recently added Courses

Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
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
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!

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.