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 Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

CLAY FESTIVAL at Messums, Wiltshire 30th - 31st March 2018 Messums Wiltshire is pleased to announce its second annual Clay Festival 30-31st of March this Easter bank holiday weekend
Meditations - Ashley Howard at Guildford Cathedral 5th April to 18th May, 2018 New work from Ashley Howard in Guildford Cathedral
Joanna Still 'hinterland' at Messums, Wiltshire 7th April to 13th May, 2018 PREVIEW: Friday 6 April, 6pm  Invite required - RSVP

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Head to Head: Potter versus 3D printer


Geoff Kenward, Chair of London Potters took on jeweller Mark Bloomfield in a challenge between making using traditional potters techniques and state of the art 3D printing. It is interesting to think about how modern technology can be used by the world of craft to enhance their skills. An interesting exhibition last year at the Contemporary demonstrated various aspects of the latest technology being applied by makers. Of course, Michael Eden, whose work sits at the intersection of craft, design and art, exploring contemporary themes through the redesign of historical, culturally familiar objects utilising digital manufacturing and materials has been stretching the envelop with modern design for many years. others such as Halima Cassell have developed new techniques using traditional materials and skills.

Have a look at the video on the BBC News Magazine. I found it challenged me to think more laterally about the ways craft can change and develop in the future using all the new technologies that are developing fast.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29941354



Posted on November 9 2014 under News, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.