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Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

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Alvin F. Irving

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Trelissick Christmas Craft Market at Trelissick Garden 15th - 17th December 2017
Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
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

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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.
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!
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Craft skills generate £3.4 billion for UK economy

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At last! some real idea of the huge value Craft Skills generate for the UK Economy! thank you Crafts council fordoing this research. Their press release says:

Measuring the Craft Economy looked at all occupations and industries in which craft skills are deployed to provide a full set of economic estimates for craft.

This is the first time this has been possible following a review in 2013 of how the DCMS measures and classifies craft occupations, on which the Crafts Council advised.

The contribution craft makes to the economy is much bigger than previously thought with the research showing that craft skills are contributing;

£745 million to the economy through the craft sector
£243 million to the economy through creative industries such as fashion, film and architecture
£2.4 billion to the wider economy in industries such as bio-medicine, science and engineering.
Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, said:

“The UK’s Creative Industries are a veritable powerhouse and contribute more than £8 million an hour to the national economy. This report highlights the key role that craft plays in this remarkable success story, and demonstrates the huge range of occupations through which craft skills are contributing to the phenomenal growth of the creative industries.”

Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council said:

“This research gives us, for the first time, evidence of how vital craft skills are the to the UK’s economy. They contribute to a wide range of industries – many of which the UK leads the world in. We look forward to continuing our work with the government to ensure that craft’s value is reflected in official economic statistics.”

For more details check the full report: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/downloads/measuring-the-craft-economy/

Our editor comments: Perhaps we could now ask more forcibly why most of the ceramics courses at colleges and universities have either been closed or squeezed into a corner within a more general degree. Short sighted is barely the word for this terrible squandering of resources that should be of such value for the next generation. (any comments to editor@studiopottery.co.uk)


Posted on November 6 2014 under News, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.