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 Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Salisbury Contemporary Craft Fayre at Salisbury Cathedral 6th - 7th September 2014 Mixed fair with ceramics by Julie Ayton, Firing Raku demo by the Eeles Family etc..
Ceramics in the City 2014 at Geffrye Museum, The 18th - 21st September 2014 An excellent show where you will see real talent. (Launch evening open to all Thursday 18 September, 6 - 8.30pm.)
Dominique ALLAIN ceramics at 4, Chemin du Billadou 6th - 7th September 2014 Dominique ALLAIN new work raku with Sam Baudelaire with paintings from Beautrice Kerbastard
Terrain - Jenny Beavan at Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro 27th September to 9th January, 2015 New work from Jenny Beavan

Recently added Courses

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. 
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
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! 
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 - 8th June 2015
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.

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.