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 Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Ceramics by Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Upcoming events

Southern Ceramic Summer Exhibition - John Evans at Bishop's Kitchen, The 30th July to 14th August, 2016 Wide range of quality ceramicists/ceramics at this show
Waypoint: vessels by Jack Doherty at Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre (The) 28th July to 17th September, 2016 Following exhibitions at the New Craftsman in St Ives and The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, Waypoint is travelling to the Market Place Theatre and Gallery in Armagh.
Potfest in the Park 2016 at Potfest in the Park 29th - 31st July 2016 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
Southern Ceramics Group - Summer Show at Bishop's Kitchen, The 29th July to 14th August, 2016 Includes new work by John Townsend

Recently added Courses

CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts - Julie Ayton - 14th - 17th July 2016
A four day course suitable for those that have moderate experience on the wheel, and are looking to broaden their experience and technique.   
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
BEGINNER: INTERMEDIATE THROWING COURSES at Leach Pottery - 11th July to 24th August, 2016
We offer a 3 or 5 day practice-based throwing course

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.