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 Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

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
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

Recently added Courses

Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
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
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Frendsbury Gardens Sculptures, London – Teena Gould

I liked these new community sculptures and thought you would be interested in details:   Teena Gould is a member of our website and an innovative potter/sculptor – she most recently has been involved in a project called Coastal Ceramics – details of which can be found on her profile page.

The commission to design, make and install a series of ceramic sculptures came from Lewisham Council, London.  Frendsbury Gardens is a small, wonderfully planted community garden which has been developed as a collaboration with the local community and Lewisham.  Before moving to Wales, the majority of my public art projects were London based,  transforming inner city spaces as an expression of the space and the aspirations of the people in the area.

Starting with a public meeting, I produced designs, and then worked with a nursery school, gardening group, youth club, and community groups to produce mosaics,and ceramic forms which I then developed in my studio.  Huge sheets of decorated clay were transported back to Wales, and production started.

The sculptures are a series of cylinders which express the transition of the garden and the community  using growth and development of seeds and plants a metaphor.  Over 750 ceramic tiles were produced, together with glass mosaic and mirror.   The sculptures describe a passage through the garden, starting with larger statement ones at the main entrance.  I made plaster moulds, using exotic vegetables as the base for the shapes.  A variety of clays, slips, oxides and glazes gave me the language of dark to light.  Slip painted slabs were cut into strips, and once installed the patterns read wonderfully around the columns.

Enviroworks Lewisham originally built the garden, and they returned to install the concrete columns, and apply the ceramics.  They are a community enterprise team, and some of the long-term unemployed staff live on the estates surrounding Frendsbury Gardens.

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Posted on November 27 2009 under News.