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Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Upcoming events

Patricia Volk - Sculpture in Belgium at Beukenhof - Phoenix galleries 13th May to 23rd August, 2014 Patricia Volk will be showing in their summer exhibition - exact dates not yet known - check before visiting
Open House - Brighton Arts Festival at 9A Hove Place 3rd - 26th May 2014 Showing ceramics, sculpture, paintings, wood turning, millinery & jewellery. Preview 2-7pm Sunday 27th April. Note: weekends and the two Bank holidays only.
Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition at Chelsea Old Town Hall 9th - 11th May 2014 This new show is the first Spring Edition of The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair, our winter showcase now in its 8th year at Chelsea Old Town Hall. PV: 8th May
Giroussens Potters Market at Giroussens Potters Market 26th - 27th April 2014 Includes work by Veronica Newman

Recently added Courses

Smoke and Fire - Two-Day Workshop with Claire Ireland - 5th - 6th July 2014
This two day workshop will explore a variety of smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Hang on the wall Flower vase - 29th May 2014 - 6th July 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 - 6th July 2014
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.

Issue 13 Interpreting Ceramics

Issue 13 of Interpreting Ceramics is now published online and it contains two articles that focus on aspects of ceramics in Wales.

The first of these is entitled ‘Llanelly Pottery – A Welsh Metonym’. The author, Kathy Talbot, discusses the ways that the pottery manufactured in this South Wales town during the nineteenth and early twentieth century came to stand not just for the town itself, but also for a particular kind of Welsh identity which drew on a strong sense of nostalgia for its past.

The second article by Jennifer Lewis on ‘Gaudy Welsh China’, draws on textual and visual evidence to explore aspects of the history, technology, design, decoration and interpretation of a ware that is also known as ‘Swansea Cottage’. Lewis’ account makes a major contribution to an understanding of a distinctive type of ceramics that is still better known and more widely collected in the USA than in the UK.

The third article in Issue 13 is by Laura Gray and is an exploration of the ways that contemporary ceramicists have made and displayed work in response to what the author calls ‘the distinctive hybrid domestic-museum environment offered by former homes such as Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, High Cross House in Devon and Blackwell Arts and Craft House in the Lake District’. Martina Margetts and Moira Vincentelli have provided book reviews for this issue.

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Posted on January 10 2012 under News.