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 Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Jenny Beavan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jenny Beavan

Upcoming events

Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College 18th August to 2nd September, 2014 Over 60 potters showing their wares in an amazing setting -- do come and see us during the show. PV: 17 august, evening (contact Ian Vance for invite)
Tea Ceremony and Beyond at Pinkney Pottery 9th - 31st August 2014 Wood-Fired Pots from Japan by LAWRENCE 慈光 BARROW
En solo - Claude Champy at Galerie du Don 24th August to 9th October, 2014 Solo show
Susan OíByrne and Ostinelli & Priest at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 7th August to 6th September, 2014 Wild Life

Recently added Courses

ONE-DAY THROWING WORKSHOP with Julie Ayton - 17th August 2014
Throwing days are suitable for all students from absolute beginners to experienced potters who want to extend the scale or range of their throwing through guided practice.
School Holiday Activities Paint it, make it! with Julian Jardine and Jon Hoad - 7th - 8th April 2014
The Workshop is offering children's art workshops during the Easter school holidays.
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 9th - 10th August 2014
Clay Sculpting Weekend
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014 - 10th August 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.

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.