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Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Open studio - Chris Keenan - ceramics at Open Studio in Southwark, london 29th November to 2nd December, 2018 Winter open studio. Private view 29 November 2018 5-8pm
MAC Christmas Market at MAC 1st - 2nd December 2018 Christmas Fair including work by Emily-Kriste Wilcox
Sussex Makers: painted, printed & crafted, includes work by Bob Kershaw at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 1st December to 16th February, 2019 Bob will have a selection of stoneware work in a mixed exhibition.
Antonia Salmon at Francoise Dufayard Studio at Francoise Dufayard Studio 3rd - 22nd December 2018 New sculptures from Antonia Salmon

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Obituary: Alan Firth, 1934-2015/Sale of collection

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Alan  Firth together with his wife Pat (1934-2012)  were collectors well known to many in the studio pottery world. THEIR RARE COLLECTION INCLUDED 21 PIECES BY HANS COPER AND SOLD FOR £990,000 From their small bungalow on the outskirts of Leeds they assembled a collection of over 350 pots over a thirty year period from 1974. They began buying during a particularly good era for studio ceramics and were quickly attracted to the work of Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, visiting the artists in their studios to learn about pottery and purchase work. Over time their collection developed, often with challenging new work from potters like Ewen Henderson, Carol McNichol and Charles Bound. But it was classic refined forms that dominated their interest, works by potters such as Magdelena Odundo and Martin Smith were particular favourites. Later they moved into collecting other crafts from furniture and textiles to jewellery and glass.

Their collection was of such high quality that they were regularly asked to loan to important exhibitions such as ‘Hans Coper’ at the Sainsbury Centre in 1983, and the British Council international touring exhibition ‘Contemporary British Crafts’ of 1988/9 to which they loaned a seminal Alison Britton pot.

We are entering a period when many collections formed during the late 20th century are being dispersed. It seems fitting given the Firth’s interest in buying and selling through auction that their collection of over 500 items is to be sold, providing others with an opportunity to own the objects they so lovingly brought together.

The sale, entitled ‘Studio Ceramics, Modern and Contemporary Design: The Alan and Pat Firth Collection’, will be held at Adam Partridge auctioneers in Macclesfield on Friday 16th October 2015. The collection will be on view in Macclesfield from Wednesday 14th. A London viewing will be arranged over three days at the end of September (dates and venue tbc). For further information, please contact Jason Wood: jason@adampartridge.co.uk. See more details of auction sale here

Alex McErlain.

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Posted on October 7 2015 under Event Reviews, News, News for Makers.