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 Shaun Hall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Shaun Hall

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The 26th February to 12th June, 2016 co-curated by Catherine Futter and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, will explore diverse, creative and extraordinary ways that contemporary artists approach one of earth's most common materials.
Emily Gardiner: Rising Stars Winner 2015: one year on at New Ashgate Gallery 5th March to 16th April, 2016 A new collection of work by Emily Gardiner, a year on from winning Rising Stars 2015.
Demonstration by John and Jude Jelfs at Portchester Community Centre 28th February 2016 to 16th April, 2016 Demonstration - Thrown and Built Ceramics by well known potters Jude and John Jelfs
Svend Bayer - Demonstration in New York at Greenwich House Pottery 20th February 2016 to 16th April, 2016 SVEND BAYER - For a One-day Demonstration

Recently added Courses

Throwing masterclass with Rob Sollis - 21st - 28th May 2016
This throwing master class by Rob Sollis endeavors to rid ceramic form of unnecessary clutter and fuss.
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 10th - 13th June 2016
The ĎAdvanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! (3 Spaces now Left at 28/11/15)
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.
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.

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.