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 Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

Design and Craft fair at West Dean College 3rd - 5th June 2016 Will feature around 100 innovative makers and designers including excellent ceramic artists, as well as workshops
Spring Show - The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen at Market House - Tetbury 1st - 5th June 2016 Up to 25 members of The Guild
2016 JUNE FOCUS - Peter Hayes, Richard Phethean & Annie Peaker at Bevere Gallery 2nd - 29th June 2016 New work includes Peter Hayes and Richard Phethean
Summer Exhibition 2016 at SCULPT GALLERY 4th June to 27th August, 2016 A group exhibition, featuring sculpture in the garden. Opening party: Sat 4 June, 2.30-4.30pm, with Pimms & Strawberries.

Recently added Courses

Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts - Julie Ayton - 14th - 17th July 2016
A four day course suitable for those that have moderate experience on the wheel, and are looking to broaden their experience and technique.   
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 17th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 18th July to 7th November, 2016
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel in the Clore Learning Studio. 

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.