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 Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Anglian Potters at RHS Hyde Hall at Royal Horticultural Society - Hyde Hall 27th - 29th May 2017 Includes work by John Masterton
Phil Rogers and Hajeong Lee - Sale Weekend at Marston Pottery 3rd - 4th June 2017 Hajeong and Phil would love to see you at our summer sale weekend
Fresh Air 2017 at Quenington Sculpture Trust 11th June to 2nd July, 2017 Including exciting work by Patricia Volk
Woodfire NC at StarworksNC 8th - 11th June 2017 An international wood firing conference

Recently added Courses

Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.

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.