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

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

NCECA 2015, 49th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2015 PROVIDENCE RI at NCECA 2015 25th - 28th March 2015 Conference programming will investigate, celebrate and promote discourse in Lively Experimentation.
Geoffrey Swindell 70th Birthday Show at Bevere Gallery 7th March to 1st April, 2015 Geoffrey Swindell 70th Birthday Show - 70 plus pieces of new work. Also new work from John Higgins
Stanmer house contemporary craft show (Sussex Guild) at Stanmer House 21st - 22nd March 2015 Forty-eight members of the Guild will be exhibiting their fine crafts
Cooper's Legacy - ceramic art at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 12th - 28th March 2015 A selection of Emmanuel's work alongside some work from those he taught and inspired. PV: 11 March 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend
An Introduction to Handbuilding - Emily-Kriste Wilcox - 3rd April 2015 - 12th April 2015
Design and build your own slab pot with paper resist decoration
Brian Dickenson - Glazes introduction - 20th - 21st June 2015
An introduction to Glazing techniques
Amanda Duggan - Workshop - 25th April 2015 - 21st June 2015
Learn how to create a cylindrical vessel in terracotta clay.

Harlequin Gallery to Close

John Rastall at Harlequin Gallery 68 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8LF has recently sent me the following notice:

It is with regret that I am writing to inform you that the Harlequin Gallery will be closing for business at 68 Greenwich High Road from 29th March 2009. This closing date has been brought forward from the end of 2009, as Trevor Coldrey feels that he needs to convert the ground floor into living accommodation as he is having increasing difficulty in dealing with the current arrangement that sees him living in the basement and upper two floors.

When taking over the gallery in February 1999 I did not think that the agreement we had would last this long and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Trevor for allowing me to continue for 10 happy years. Without his understanding and his decision to charge what is a very reasonable rent the gallery would not have been a viable proposition and, although I never started it with the intention of making my fortune, is has always been necessary for it to make a profit.

With this in mind it is very unlikely that I will be able to find alternative premises that would have a rent low enough to allow me to continue in the way that I have, although in an ideal world I would wish to do so. However, I am making every effort to continue to trade in some form and am currently trying to arrange several exhibitions for later in 2009 at other venues.

I will continue to keep you informed of further developments and if any of you have suggestions please let me know.

Thank you all for your support and, hopefully, continuing support over the coming months.

Editors Note:

I will be very sorry to see Harlequin close, as they have had and continue to have some great pottery exhibitions.  If anyone feels they can suggest possible alternative premises for John, please let him or me know as soon as possible.

Stephen Dee

John’s current show – full details on the website is from 5 October to 26 October and features: Deirdre Burnett, Yuriko Hill and Ursula Mommens (now a centenarian) – or as my mother was recently called (she is 101 now – a centurion!)


Posted on October 2 2008 under News.