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 Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

International Ceramic Biennial 2015 at International Ceramic Biennial 2015 5th - 13th December 2015 With work from Gabriele Koch
Alison Graham - Christmas Special Open Studio at Open Studio - Alison Graham 5th December 2015 - 13th December 2015 Open studio - Alison Graham.
Whisper through the Trees - with ceramic art at Yarrow Gallery 5th - 13th December 2015 With Rob Bibby ceramics. PV: Friday 4 December 6.00-9.00pm
Little Northern Christmas Craft Fair at Altringham Grammar school 6th December 2015 - 13th December 2015 Includes new work from Peter Cosentino

Recently added Courses

Lesley McShea - 7th December to 12th December, 2016
Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm @ 25 per session. A regular series of Pottery Courses in Stoke Newington, London N16 by Lesley McShea.
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
West Dean College - Anna Lambert - Slab built ceramics: responding to place - 14th - 19th February 2016
Working from the Sussex chalk landscape surrounding West Dean, use drawing to develop designs for simple slab built ceramic platters and wall pieces.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016

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.


Posted on January 10 2012 under News.