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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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Potfest in the Pens at Potfest in the Pens - Penrith 3rd - 5th August 2018 The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Around 170 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK
La fete des Potiers - Moulins-la-Marche at MOULINS LA MARCHE 28th - 29th July 2018 Around 50 professional potters, including Janet Halligan
Exeter Annual Potters Market at Transit Shed 28th July 2018 - 29th July 2018 Professional potters selling directly to the public.
Art in Clay 2018 at Art in Clay - Hatfield House 17th - 19th August 2018 24years of Art in Clay at Hatfield House, this show has now become one of the most important ceramic events in Europe. 

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.

Art in Action – 14-17 July 2016: Classes


Tickets now on sale for Practical Classes

The team are working on making this a very special celebration for our last year. I have some good news in that our tickets are now live for Practical Classes. With over 3,000 places and 40 crafts to choose from, the Practical Classes are your chance to have a go!

New this year we have a ’ZenDo’ area by the river where you can try Zen Brushwork as the art of ‘being awakened through writing’. You might want to try Contemporary Willow Basketry, Japanese Shibori Dyeing, Capturing the Moving Figure in watercolour or the ever popular pottery throwing.

The essence of Art in Action is to immerse yourself in the art and creativity and I think you will find a pallet of inspiring classes and teachers at this year’s festival.

Online bookings are now open on our website now - otherwise head to the Practical Class Ticket Tent when you arrive!


Practical classes at this year’s Festival

With over 3,000 places and 40 crafts to choose from this year, we are sure you will be able to tap into your inner artist.

The Practical Classes Teachers are all artists or art teachers. They also have a joint display in the Teachers Exhibition Tent and most of the works are for sale. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of art created to a very high standard.

Half of the places for each class are now available for pre-booking on our website here

Each day of the Festival, the other half of places for each class will be sold from 9.30 am onwards at the Practical Classes Ticket Tent (you can only purchase tickets for your class on that day).

Practical Classes available this year range from Clay & Pottery, Jewellery & Enamelling, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Papermaking, through to a wide selection of Painting & Drawing classes from some of the most respected artists in the country.

Tickets range from £8.50 to £15. Most classes have three daily sessions (but some vary so check when booking):

10:30am – 12 noon
1:00pm – 2:30pm
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Junior Practical Classes are available for children aged 4 – 10 years (£6.00 each) with three daily sessions:

11.00am – 12.00noon
1.30pm – 2.30pm
3.00pm – 4.00pm

So we hope you enjoy one of the delights of visiting Art in Action. Online tickets are now open  - otherwise head to the Practical Class Ticket Tent when you arrive!

Posted on May 6 2016 under News, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.