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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

British Craft Trade Fair at Great Yorkshire Showground, The 2nd - 4th April 2017 The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. 39th Year. 
Stitch - Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Guild at 51, The - (Gloucestershire Guild) 11th April to 4th June, 2017 Emily-Kriste Wilcox at the Gloucestershire Guild show
Anglian Potters in The Undercroft at Undercroft, The (Norwich) 8th - 23rd April 2017 Anglian Potters' members come from all over the region and represent every discipline within ceramics
Ceramicat and the best of the Scottish Potters Association at Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum 31st March to 28th May, 2017 The exhibition will show off the best of what the members of the SPA can do but also stretch their creativity to produce something related to cats.

Recently added Courses

Easter School Holiday Courses - Katharine Gleeson - 1st - 30th April 2017
Easter School Holiday Courses
Throwing on the potters wheel with Jo Taylor - 22nd April 2017 - 30th April 2017
The workshop will be a fun introduction to throwing on the potters wheel under the guidance of Jo Taylor, no previous throwing experience is necessary.
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 15th - 18th July 2017
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course 2017  15,16,17 & 18th July
Handbuilding Workshop with Mary-Jane Evans - 29th April 2017 - 18th July 2017
The class will be a fun way to explore clay, learn new skills and to relax in our small workshop aimed at only x6 attendees. No previous experience with clay is necessary.

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.