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 Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

Art Market at Holmfirth - Two Sundays, Different artists at Holmfirth Art Market 12th - 26th June 2016 Two Sundays only - 12 and 26 June 2015. Good range of excellent ceramicists included.
Hidden Garden Art Show 2016 at Maureen Michaelson Contemporary Ceramics 4th - 12th June 2016 Featuring ceramic works by Frances Doherty and Jonathan Garratt. Weekends only
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 4th - 5th June 2016 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Sea Pictures Gallery Selected Exhibition at Sea Pictures Gallery 17th June to 22nd August, 2016 Mixed show with a wide selection of ceramics and textile art.

Recently added Courses

Children's Summer Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 25th - 29th July 2016
Children's Summer Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 1st September to 1st July, 2017
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics. APPLY NOW (05.2016)FOR SEPTEMBER!
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 22nd - 26th August 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions

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.