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 Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Contemporary Craft & Design Show at Sevenoaks at Sevenoaks School 23rd - 25th October 2015 Mixed show with ceramics from Chris Hawkins and others
Affordable Art Fair with Contemporary Ceramics at Affordable Art Fair London, The 22nd - 25th October 2015 The Affordable Art Fair offers a feast of contemporary art from over 100 galleries, with prices from 40 - 4,000 Deana Lee will be showing with Skylark Gallery..
MADE IN LEAMINGTON CONTEMPORARY DESIGN & CRAFT at Leamington Town Hall 17th - 18th October 2015 Includes new work from Zoe Petrie
End of Year mixed show with ceramics at Strathearn Gallery 17th October to 3rd January, 2016 A large mixed show to celebrate the end of the year.

Recently added Courses

Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD315) with Emma Johnstone - 13th - 17th July 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD317) with Emma Johnstone - 3rd - 7th August 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the 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.


Posted on January 10 2012 under News.