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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

'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.
JQ open studios with Emily-Kriste Wilcox (POSTPONED) at JQ Open Studios 21st - 22nd July 2018 Emily-Kriste Wilcox will be a Guest Exhibitor at JQ open studios (POSTPONED UNTIL ADVISED OF NEW DATES)
EXETER CRAFT FESTIVAL with Amy Cooper at Exeter cathedral 5th - 7th July 2018 Over 100 stalls in a unique tented village includes ceramic lights from Amy Cooper. Other ceramic makers showing
Chris Keenan in St Ives at New Craftsman Gallery 7th July to 25th August, 2018 Summer show - check end date before going

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.

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.