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 Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

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

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

RELIC at Bluecoat Display Centre 29th September to 10th November, 2018 Exhibiting makers include member Rachel Wood
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.
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)

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.

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.