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Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Reading Contemporary Art Fair at Rivermead Leisure Complex 24th - 26th April 2015 The fair brings together an eclectic mix of over 100 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries. More nearer the time.
Elsie Wigmore: Old Friends - New Tricks at Turnstone Gallery 18th April to 18th May, 2015 check closing date before visiting.
York Open Studios - Ruth King at Open Studio - Ruth King 25th - 26th April 2015 Ruth King - vessels forming abstract shapes and capturing the essentials of a form with economy.
The Gnarly Dudes Revisited at Barn Pottery, The 18th - 19th April 2015 All of the Gnarly Dudes are busy working towards the Revisited exhibition. 

Recently added Courses

Beginner Pottery Weekend Course - with Kim Langley - 23rd May to 17th October, 2015
Learn to hand build and to throw on a potters wheel at this series of Potters Workshops (various weekends)
Master Class - Ceramic Decoration with Lithium - Regina Heinz - 31st October to 1st November, 2015
Ceramic Decoration Techniques with lithium glaze
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend
Easter Children's Pottery Course in East Sussex - 30th March to 3rd April, 2015
Easter Children's Pottery Course.....with Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.

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.