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 Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

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

Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
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 
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.

Art in Action – 14-17 July 2016: Classes

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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!

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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.