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 Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Upcoming events

Peter Beard - ceramic sculpture at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 16th October to 15th November, 2014 New Ground - Peter Beard - solo show
Brighton Art Fair - includes ceramics at Corn Exchange 25th - 28th September 2014 It brings together about 130 of the most talented national painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.
Jonathan Garratt - The Garden Exhibition Craft Show at Barn at Bury Court, The 3rd - 5th October 2014 Jonathan Garratt will be showing at this Craft show
Open Studio - Christine-Ann Richards at Chapel House 26th September to 5th October, 2014 Exhibition of Thrown Porcelain and Garden Ceramics as part of Somerset Arts Week. Christine-Ann will be making a large vessel during the Open Studio

Recently added Courses

A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
David Melville and Bev Burt - ceramics workshop - 31st December to 1st January, 2015
Workshop open to all ages, making cylinders inspired by Edmund de Waal which will be displayed along with Edmund de Waal's at the exhibition.
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels

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.