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Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

Contemporary Craft Market - Peter Cosentino at MAC 2nd - 3rd December 2017
Made Brighton with ceramic art at St Bartholomews 25th November 2017 - 3rd December 2017 One day contemporary craft and design fair
Maze Hill Pottery: Christmas Open Studio at Mazehill Pottery 2nd - 3rd December 2017 kilns opening on Saturday at 11.00am. Darren Ellis, and Dominic Upson will also be displaying their work.
Wirral Potters at Christmas at West Kirby Concourse, The 25th November to 9th December, 2017 An annual exhibition by the members of Wirral Potters

Recently added Courses

Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
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

Third Seasalt Bursary Apprentice at Leach Pottery announced: 23.10.2017


Following a search that saw applications from as far afield as the USA, Nigeria and the Netherlands, the Leach Pottery in St Ives have announced the appointment of their third apprentice, funded by a bursary set up with Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt. The bursary forms part of Seasalt’s pioneering, new campaign, The Modern Creatives Project, which encourages the idea of living a simple and creative life.

Annabelle Smith, 23 from the South West, will now have the opportunity to train and study at the internationally-renowned Cornish pottery.  Annabelle had her first ceramics lesson at school, but it was in her third year at Gloucester University studying a BA in Fine Art, that she really found a love for pottery.

Annabelle said, When I received the call to say I had made it, I instantly felt relief – it’s my dream come true! Since I finished university I knew I wanted to be a production potter, and when I heard about the apprenticeship, I knew it would be the ideal start to my career. I applied as soon as the applications were open. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me, I couldn’t ask for more.

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Japanese potter, Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is now a UK charity. Alongside promoting the work and life of Bernard Leach, it also works to further the development of Studio Pottery and encourage young talent through its studio and education programme. With long-held strong links to the creative community, particularly in St Ives, Seasalt were delighted to provide backing for this innovative 24-month scheme.

Libby Buckley, Leach Pottery Director, said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to train a highly skilled potter in the Leach tradition which links back to Bill Marshall – the original apprentice in 1938. We’re incredibly grateful to Seasalt for funding the apprenticeship scheme and providing this opportunity.”

Seasalt Co-founder and Chairman, Neil Chadwick, said, We’re proud and excited to be supporting our third apprentice this year. We’ve been involved with the Leach Pottery for many years now, it’s great to be helping to create a legacy at such a world-renowned pottery and we’re looking forward to working with them for many years to come.

Posted on November 9 2017 under News about Makers, News for Makers.