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 Rob Bibby at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rob Bibby

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

W4StudioPottery Market at St. Michael's Church Centre 19th - 20th November 2016 Selling Show of Pottery - more later
Cumbrian Ceramics at UpFront Gallery 22nd November to 8th January, 2017 Major exhibition featuring almost all the potters working in Cumbria today.
The Christmas Show featuring the work of Guild Members at Guild at 51, The - (Gloucestershire Guild) 1st November to 8th January, 2017
Innovations In Ceramic Art at Guildhall, The, Cambridge 5th - 6th November 2016 60 selected makers will present their work at this high quality show in a great location

Recently added Courses

Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
Pottery Classes by Suleyman Saba (All Levels) - 17th October to 20th March, 2017
A wide range of pottery techniques will be offered for students at all levels: Two terms.
Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 20th September to 29th November, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student. (when fully booked consider next block of courses)
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions

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.