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Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

A Fine Line - Jeremy Nichols at Cambridge Contemporary Art 11th March to 2nd April, 2017 New work from Jeremy Nichols
Pour Me with Tanya Gomez at Devon Guild of Craftsmen 18th March to 7th May, 2017 Pour Me applauds the humble jug.
Colourful Sculpture Patricia Volk at Chapel Gallery, The (Gloucestershire) 24th March to 16th April, 2017 A collection of colourful sculpture from the new Fellow of the RBS.
MADE LONDON CANARY WHARF at Canada Square Park 17th - 25th March 2017 Design and Craft Fair - Note: ONLY 17 - 20 and 22 - 25 MARCH 2017

Recently added Courses

Pottery Classes for Adults and Children: Suleyman Saba and Hannah Milsom - 20th February to 7th July, 2017
A wide range of pottery techniques are offered to adults and children at all levels.
6 week Pottery Course with Jessica Jordan - 1st March to 5th April, 2017
You will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of skills including; hand building, throwing on a pottery wheel, coiling, slip decoration, glazing and more.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 10th February to 1st July, 2019
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.This successful and popular course is now interviewing for September 2017
Childrens Saturday School, Pottery with Katherine Gleeson - 14th February to 30th November, 2017
A fun course during which Katharine will teach the basic traditional techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building and decoration.

London Sculpture Workshop seeks to set up a community ceramics hub and foundry:

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London Sculpture Workshop seeks to set up a community ceramics hub and foundry to upskill communities through material engagement and widen participation in creative learning across all demographics. (Only until 01.09.2016 to fund this project!)

London Sculpture Workshopis the only organization of its kind in London whose remit is centered around sculpture and 3D making. We are passionate about upskilling both members of the artistic community and the wider public through engagement with materials. We have a record of working in the community with charities such as CRISIS to provide workshops for their users, and have engaged local primary schools in a series of material-led courses. Recently relocated to new premises in Woolwich, we are afforded more space and scope to implement our longstanding ambitions for further engagement. We propose the construction of a community ceramics hub and foundry within our new space from which a series of practical sessions, open days and displays can be held. Our long-term ambitions are to embed this facility and create robust partnerships with programmes for all demographics including older people’s services, youth projects and agencies supporting hard to reach groups.

What we’ll deliver:

  • Construct a ceramics hub and foundry at the London Sculpture Workshop
  • Develop, programme and facilitate a series of material-led projects with the community
  • Provide opportunities for community-focused interaction and profile around e.g. pop up exhibitions and publications
  • Forge long term relationships with community groups locally and further afield
  • Empower local communities to exhibit and earn income through selling their work through real-life and digital hubs

Why it’s a great idea:

London Sculpture Workshop is a community interest not-for-profit organisation. We believe that every arts organisation has a responsibility to its locality to provide services that have both hard and soft outcomes; which might range from skills generation and opportunities creation to social benefits around play and community cohesion. In the four years since we began operating we have provided services for professional artists, engaged hobbyists designers, architects and teachers. We believe that in the current climate (where many traditional crafts are making a resurgence), our approach to enjoyable and educational materials-led activity can be impactful in boosting the skills and confidence of participants through group working, heightened profile and potential for individual and group income generation. As well as more experienced tutors, we also work with recent graduates to offer opportunities to embed socially engaged practice within the current generation of art professionals.

Steps to get it done:

  • Building of ceramics/ foundry hub
  • Confirmed engagement with community/ education groups
  • Delivery of workshops/ firing ceramics/ hot metal casting
  • Profile and market projects
  • Launch of pop-up exhibitions

In 2012, the population of Woolwich Riverside was estimated to be 19,220 with almost 70% aged 16-64 and almost 25% aged 0-15. 49% of the residents of Woolwich Riverside are from BAME groups. To reflect this demographic we plan to engage groups such as e.g, the Somali Parents’ Network and the Iranian Youth Development Association. Initially, we have also identified several local schools who are receptive to being involved, including Greenwich Free School, Greenwich Community College, Eltham College and the South London Network of Art Teachers. Services for older people will be approached via Greenwich Council. This will require the support of a designated freelance education officer at LSW. Our new location grants us proximity to other art organisations who could partner beyond this initial pilot programme, e.g. Thames Print Workshop. We feel that partnership working, both strategically and through delivery, will contribute invaluably to the scale and longevity of the facility.

They are still some £19,000 short, so please help them to achieve their goal! Go to the funding site here!


Posted on August 22 2016 under News, News about Makers, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.