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 Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

The Studio Pottery Collection of Professor Luke Herrmann at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd 13th December 2017 auction includes work by Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Janet Leach, David Leach, William Marshall, William Staite Murray, Geoffrey Whiting, Dame Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Jennifer Lee, Peter Hayes, Abdo Nagi and Edmund De Waal.
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

Recently added Courses

Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
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.
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
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture

Doug Fitch – Oakwood Gallery 26 October – 3 November 2013

Showing at: The Thoresby Gallery, Thoresby Park near Ollerton, Newark. Notts. NG22 9EH

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Doug writes;
Devon has been my home for over twenty years. I can’t imagine ever wanting to live elsewhere. My workshop is hidden deep in the countryside and the surrounding natural environment fills me with inspiration and wonder. I work in red earthenware clay, the pots simply decorated, with appliqué decoration or sgrafitto, using a basic palette of traditional slips, made from natural raw materials. Some of the clay is dug from rich seams, found in the field beside my workshop – the same seams that have been exploited for thousands of years by the craftsmen before me. It is my intention that within 2013, I will make my entire production from this beautiful, native clay.
My pots are thrown on the wheel and then fired either in a small electric kiln or on several special occasions during the year, in a kiln fuelled with wood.
The forms , predominantly large jugs, draw influence from the work of the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip decorated country pottery, that was prevalent in this country until the early twentieth century. The skills presented by the master craftspeople of the past set an extraordinary high standard to which the contemporary maker must aspire. To seek to find one’s own distinctive voice amongst many who are using the same language, is a challenge that I take upon myself each and every day.
I’ve been making pots for most of my life. It’s a strange thing, to be excited by something as simple as a brown clay jug and I can’t explain it, but it seems that it happens to some people; it just gets under your skin.

MEET DOUG
Saturday 2nd November
An opportunity to meet Doug and to watch him
demonstrate throwing and slip decorating techniques
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Refreshments served

Please contact the oakwoodgallery for more information or to
book a place.
Tel; 01623 635777.
EM: oakwood.gallery@btinternet.com

 


Posted on October 18 2013 under News.