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 Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

The Search is the Treasure at Port Navas Village Hall 29th - 30th July 2017 Hazel Thomson ceramics
Keramik Centrum Kellinghusen (KCK) at Keramik Centrum 12th - 13th August 2017 Potters market including John Higgins work
In the Window - Jo Taylor sculpture at Bluecoat Display Centre 1st - 31st August 2017 o Taylor's sculptural ceramics will be exhibited In The Window during month of December.
Form and Texture - Rachel Wood at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 10th August to 2nd September, 2017 Rachel Wood in London with new work

Recently added Courses

Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
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

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.