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 Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Upcoming events

December Introductions - with ceramics at Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds 1st - 31st December 2015 Louise Darby and Paul Young
Clare Crouchman - Open studio at Clare Crouchman's Studio 28th - 29th November 2015 Clare invites you to her  Christmas Open Studio in Histon, Cambridge, so please join me for a glass of mulled wine.
Little Northern Christmas Craft Fair at Altringham Grammar school 6th December 2015 - 29th November 2015 Includes new work from Peter Cosentino
Alan Birchall - Christmas Gift Exhibition at Red Lion Pottery 28th - 29th November 2015 Open studio all weekend 11am to 4.00pm. see some of Alan's latest work.

Recently added Courses

West Dean College - Anna Lambert - Slab built ceramics: responding to place - 14th - 19th February 2016
Working from the Sussex chalk landscape surrounding West Dean, use drawing to develop designs for simple slab built ceramic platters and wall pieces.
Porcelain Lanterns, Alison Graham - 22nd November 2015 - 19th February 2016
This full day workshop 60, limited spaces. 11am - 5pm (with 1 hr lunch break 1.30-2.30pm)
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.

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.