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 Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Upcoming events

Christmas Exhibition at the SHED at One Two Five 28th November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show with Gary Wood's new domestic range and Carole Waller's brilliant clothes... 
DESIGNED: CRAFTED at Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery 15th - 24th December 2014 New work from Fay De Winter
Cornucopia 3 at artisan 3rd - 22nd December 2014 ceramics from Theresa Edwards
The Beaconsfield Art & Craft Fair Autumn 2014 at Beaconsfield School, The 28th - 29th November 2014 The main focus of the exhibition will be a diverse range of hanging artwork, ceramics and sculptures; featuring pieces by locally and nationally known artists. 

Recently added Courses

Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 3rd - 5th December 2014
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 - 5th December 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014 - 29th May 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.

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.

www.interpretingceramics.com


Posted on January 10 2012 under News.