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 Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Proteges - at Bluecoat Display Centre 28th April to 3rd June, 2017 Chris Keenan and Katharina Klug plan to be at the PV. (Mixed show)
Carolyn Genders - Open House at 37, Chailey Avenue 6th - 14th May 2017 Weekends ONLY (6-7 and 13-14 May). Current and retrospective
MAY FOCUS - 2017 at Bevere Gallery 5th - 31st May 2017 Featured Guy Routledge, Jill Shaddock, Keith Varney
Krefeld Potters Market (Keramik in Krefeld) at Krefeld Potters Market 6th - 7th May 2017 Over 100 potters join this market in Germany

Recently added Courses

Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
Exploring the Surface - La Meridiana - Peter Beard - 9th - 15th July 2017
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process - Peter Beard. Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Children's Easter Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 10th - 13th April 2017
Children's Easter Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.

Clay College Stoke: crowdfunding campaign

stokeappeal

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.