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 John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Upcoming events

Whiteknights Studio Trail - Ursula Waechter at Ursula Waechter Pottery 13th - 14th June 2015 A walking tour of artists' studios in the University area of Reading
Design and Craft fair at West Dean Gallery 19th - 21st June 2015 Will feature around 100 innovative makers and designers including excellent ceramic artists, as well as workshops
South East Open Studios at South East Open Studios 5th - 21st June 2015 Every year in June, artists and craftspeople across south east England open their doors to the public.
Eric Moss open Studio at 119 West End Avenue 6th - 14th June 2015 An opportunity to see Eric Moss at his studio and to buy work directly from him. Note: Weekends only (6/7 and 13/14 June)

Recently added Courses

Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 7th June 2015
Potter's Wheel Day Workshops Spend a relaxing day or making pots on the potter's wheel. - techniques based upon the potters wheel including: throwing, turning, attaching handles & motifs and decorating methods using under-glaze and coloured slip.
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Colin Jones, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - One day Pottery Course - 11th July 2015 - 31st July 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 21st June 2015 - 31st July 2015
Drawing on Clay  - to compliment the Ashmolean Museum's major exhibition

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.