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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Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Jenny Beavan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jenny Beavan

Upcoming events

Collect 2015 at Saatchi Gallery 8th - 11th May 2015 The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world's finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. 
Summer Craft Collection at New Ashgate Gallery 9th May to 22nd August, 2015 Includes ceramic art by Roger Lewis
Peter Beard ceramics at Brook Street Pottery and Gallery 16th May to 27th June, 2015 Peter Beard, new work
Diessen International Ceramics Market at Diessen Potters Market 14th - 17th May 2015 With around 150 potters from Europe. (Peter Beard, Tony Laverick, Eddie Curtis,Rachel Wood and David Wright will be showing from Britain)

Recently added Courses

Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Master Class - Ceramic Decoration with Lithium - Regina Heinz - 31st October to 1st November, 2015
Ceramic Decoration Techniques with lithium glaze
English Slipware Decoration and Wheel Work with Daniel Johnston - 11th - 12th July 2015
During the workshop Daniel will demonstrate his signature Slipware decoration and wheel working techniques
Porcelain Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 17th - 18th October 2015
Porcelain has a reputation for being a beautiful material but difficult to throw.

Linda Bloomfield – A new book, Advanced Pottery

Linda has written a new book, Advanced Pottery which was published by Robert Hale in January 2011 and is available to order from bookshops etc., and directly from Linda at £29, plus £2.75 p&p (www.lindabloomfield.co.uk)

Background:

I have now talked to Linda and you may be interested in the background to her writing the book:

The introduction to  came through London Potters via an email from Robert Hale, publishers asking if my husband knew anyone who might like to write a pottery book, so he suggested Linda.
She had 18 months to finish the book, 50,000 words and 600 images!. As she had just exhibited at Rufford and she started by contacting quite a few of the potters and asking for images of their work. All but a few very famous potters were willing to send images.
My husband, Henry, photographed pots from various collectors, and making sequences in various potters’ studios. The publishers wanted the book to be called Advanced Pottery as there are already so many beginners’ books around, so Linda included techniques such as throwing and coiling large jars (with images of Adam Buick), casting double-walled moulds (with Solomia Zoumaras), unusual ways of making teapots (with Jeremy Nichols and Ruthanne Tudball sequences) and decorating (with Doug Fitch slip decorating sequences) .
There are also chapters on tableware design, glazing, firing and a kiln building sequence (to Joe Finch’s design).
Linda enjoyed writing the book as it’s very different to making and her next book will be on ‘Colour in Glazes’ for A&C Black.
Description:
Advanced Pottery describes and illustrates the latest pottery techniques, particularly for making large or complex pots, with examples from leading potters from the UK and abroad. The book shows work from a cross-section of different studio potters and the materials, tools and methods they use. It focuses on advanced techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, coiling, slabbing, making and using moulds and altering thrown work. Clays and glazes are explained in detail, highlighting the many different colours obtainable and giving recipes and methods for creating and modifying glazes. Firing techniques are also covered and instructions for building a fast-fire kiln are included. The book is intended as a practical guide to the latest techniques for potters, teachers, students and anyone interested in working with clay and glazes.


Posted on April 21 2010 under News.