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 Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

Art Unequalled, with ceramics at Maltings, The 18th - 19th October 2014 A range of handmade works of Art and Craft exhibited by individual makers as a weekend Ďgallery' including ceramics, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, painting, glass, photography, furniture....
Eddie and Margaret Curtis at Galerie Metzger 12th October to 2nd November, 2014 Joint exhibition.
Affordable Art Fair with Contemporary Ceramics at Affordable Art Fair London, The 22nd - 26th October 2014 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.
Sevenoaks School Craft Fair, with ceramics at Sevenoaks School 24th - 26th October 2014 Craft Fair with ceramics

Recently added Courses

Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014 - 13th November 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 
A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 8th October to 12th November, 2014
6 week course starting Wednesday 8th October 201410.00 - 1.00 £180 for 6 weeks   + £5 firing charge

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.