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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Open weekend - David Melville at Open Studio, David Melville 11th - 12th November 2017 A chance to meet the potter and see where he works and buy pots direct. 
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017 at CPA Autumn Fair 28th - 29th October 2017 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition at All Saints Church 11th November to 11th December, 2017 A selling exhibition of the work of  60+ members of Anglian Potters.
Gareth Edwards RWA with ceramics by Gabriele Koch: After the Rain at David Simon Contemporary 3rd - 27th November 2017 New work by Gabriele Koch

Recently added Courses

CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.

Head to Head: Potter versus 3D printer

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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.