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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

Ten Years On - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 25th March to 6th May, 2017 New work - Emily-Kriste Wilcox
Made in the Middle (p.2) at Parkside Gallery 6th March to 29th April, 2017 Touring show - Contemporary craft from across the Midlands - with Emily-Kriste Wilcox
Colourful Sculpture Patricia Volk at Chapel Gallery, The (Gloucestershire) 24th March to 16th April, 2017 A collection of colourful sculpture from the new Fellow of the RBS.
SuperBowls at Craft in the Bay 11th March to 7th May, 2017 New work from a group of makers not known for making bowls!

Recently added Courses

6 week Pottery Course with Jessica Jordan - 1st March to 5th April, 2017
You will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of skills including; hand building, throwing on a pottery wheel, coiling, slip decoration, glazing and more.
Personal 'Bespoke'Tuition - Bob and Mary Kershaw - 16th February to 28th February, 2018
Mary and Bob offer private tuition in clay modelling, sculpture AND the potter's wheel for complete beginners through to intermediate level.. (Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, Birthdays etc...)
Residential ceramics courses in West Cornwall - Caroline Winn - 1st February to 31st December, 2017
5-day residential courses for small groups of beginners and intermediates, in a traditional Cornish house set in beautiful surroundings.
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 23rd - 24th March 2017
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.

Clay College Stoke: crowdfunding campaign

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Clay College Stoke are crowd funding now in order to raise £20,000. Go to their website for link to crowd funding if you wish to contribute.

Background info from their website:
Clay College Stoke will offer a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics, something unique in the UK. We are proposing that from September 2017, a two-year full-time course will be run for 14 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms. The emphasis will be on core skills and the use of materials. Students will be taught all aspects of design, throwing, glazing, kiln building and firing, alongside traditional hand building and decoration techniques. This will be augmented by modules focusing on business and marketing which will offer students the opportunity to become self-sufficient, developing their own business model to suit their work and sufficiently skilled to join a work force in a production pottery. Alongside the course, we envisage hosting an artist-in-residence and overseas exchange programme, running evening classes, masterclasses, and lectures for the public together with a programme of community engagement to reach young people living in the local area. Adopt a Potter is a registered UK charity which, thanks to continued generous support, has built a successful apprenticeship scheme. We feel it is the right time to develop our commitment to a new generation of potters, by developing a second phase of work with the establishment of a ceramics college. The timing could not be more prescient given the ageing of the skilled craft sector – the existing community of master potters, trained in the ‘golden age’ of studio pottery in the ‘60s and ‘70s are approaching retirement and their skills will be lost if no facility exists for them to pass on their experience to the next generation.

Support

In order to start the college, we need to raise just over £200,000. This will enable us to make the required changes to the building, purchase the teaching and practical equipment and recruit our first group of students. As a UK registered charity, we are reliant on donations and grants from individuals, trusts, foundations and companies to continue our work and build Clay College Stoke for future potters.  They have launched a crowdfunding campaign where you can make a donation, or receive different rewards linked to the level of your support. Their target is £20,000.

For more information either go to their website or contact Lisa Hammond at Adopt a Potter, Maze Hill Pottery, The Old Ticket Office, Woodlands Park Road, London, SE10 9XE Adopt A Potter Registered Charity No. 1130164


Posted on February 9 2017 under News, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.