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

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

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Upcoming events

L'art du pot: un choc cultural at Galerie du Don 24th June to 9th August, 2018 Includes Martin Smith and pippin Drysdale
Ceramic Wales at North Wales School Of Art & Design (Glyndwr Uni.) 13th - 15th July 2018 Featuring a full programme of talks, demonstrations and hands on experiences for visitors, ceramic wales will feature the work of fifty ceramic makers.
'Roelof Uys: Works Of Function, Works Of Art' at Leach Pottery 6th July to 7th October, 2018 This is Roelof's first solo show since joining the Leach Pottery 5 years ago, presenting an exclusive body of work comprising 200 new pots from our Lead Potter.
Jo Taylor - Summer Exhibition at Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, The 25th June to 7th July, 2018 Part of Cynthia Corbett Showcase for Young Masters

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

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.