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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Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

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

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

James Campbell at Bluecoat Display Centre 1st - 31st August 2014 New work James Campbell
Potfest in the Pens at Potfest in the Pens - Penrith 1st - 3rd August 2014 The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation.
CENTRED at Farmleigh Gallery 8th August to 5th October, 2014 Includes New work from Mandy Parslow and coincides with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly at Dublin Castle 9th - 12th September 2014.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS AND POTTERY FAIR OF ARGENTONA at Argentona - Festival 2nd - 4th August 2014 FIRA DEL CANTIR - ceramics festival

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 9th - 10th August 2014
Clay Sculpting Weekend
THROWING ON THE POTTERíS WHEEL - Roger Guy-Young - 15th - 17th August 2014
This class is suitable for both absolute beginners, and those with some experience who are looking for some concentrated time and tuition to improve their skills.
LONG WEEKEND TEAPOT COURSE - 17th - 20th July 2014
If you have some throwing basics under your belt, it may be satisfying to try a more complex challenge.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014 - 20th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.

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.