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Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Natural Living with Ceramics from Antonia Salmon at Artichoke Gallery 6th October to 22nd December, 2018 Antonia Salmon - new work (PV: 5 October - request invite)
Regina Heinz in france at Galerie du Don 7th October to 29th November, 2018 New work from Regina Heinz
York Ceramics Fair 2018 at Yorkshire Museum Gardens 6th - 7th October 2018 In the hospitium, a recently restored two storey medieval hall, in the Museum gardens.
Confluence - ceramics including Sarah Villeneau at Herrick Gallery 15th - 27th October 2018 PV 16th October 7 -10 pm. All welcome.

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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.