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Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Alvin F Irving - Open Studio at Alvin F Irving Studio 20th - 29th May 2017 Open studio on  Sat.& Sunday 20-21st and Sat.,Sun., Monday 27-29th May ONLY - in conjunction with the Lunesdale Art Trail 
Sheffield Open Studios - Karin Hessenberg at 72 Broomgrove Road 6th - 7th May 2017 Open studio - Karin Hessenberg.
Ceramics in Charnwood Market Place (7th Year) at Loughbrough Market Place 14th May 2017 - 7th May 2017 Over 60 potters and Ceramic artists from the East Midlands and beyond selling their work in Loughborough Market Place. Too good to miss if you can get there.
James Hake - Open Studio event at James Hake Studio 20th - 29th May 2017 James Hake Open studio on  Sat.& Sunday 20-21st and Sat.,Sun., Monday 27-29th May ONLY - in conjunction with the Lunesdale Art Trail 

Recently added Courses

LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan
Curtis Benzle - Porcelain - Colour and Light - 10th - 16th September 2017
The class is open to everyone.  While in the past we have had many exceptional artists in the class, we have also had many people with no previous experience with clay.  We will require no previous knowledge of ceramics again this year as we will be using specific techniques that do not require any "art talent". 
Exploring the Surface - La Meridiana - Peter Beard - 9th - 15th July 2017
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process - Peter Beard. Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced
Rachel Wood - The infinite vessel - Rachel Wood - 16th - 22nd July 2017
A lively approach to coiling, pinching and surface decoration.Handbuilding. For all

Perfect Pairings: Painters and Potters – New Ashgate Gallery – 14 October -19 November 2011

This is  an exhibition of work made by painters and potters – inspired by each other. The exhibiting artists are: John Maltby  & Vicki Nigoumi, Linda Bloomfield & Sarah Spackman, Jenny Grevatte & John Wright, Tim Burns inspired by Lisa Hammond and Emily Feaver inspired by Gareth Mason

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John Maltby – Brief Biography

 

Born in Lincolnshire, England, 1936. Studied sculpture at Leicester and Goldsmiths College, London. Taught painting and sculpture for two and a half years before working with David Leach at Bovey Tracey in 1962. In 1964 he started his own pottery at Stoneshill, Devonshire, England, making stoneware, earthenware and porcelain.

 

He has lectured widely in England and has been a frequent visiting lecturer at Bergen Kunsthandverksskole, Norway. In May 1987 he was the sole judge of the International Pottery Competition (Fletcher Challenge Award) in Auckland, New Zealand. July 1987 he conducted a Seminar in Berne, Switzerland, “Creativity Developing a Personal Style” which was repeated in Basle in 1988. In 1989 he was invited by Galerie Handwerk, Munich, to give a lecture and open the exhibtiion English Ceramics. He has also published articles in Ceramic Review (nos. 29, 78, 102) and Crafts (no. 80: ‘The Leach Tradition’).

 

Awards include: 1966 Craft Award, Gwen Mullins Trust; 1975 Gold Medal, Faenza, International Exhibitions of Contemporary Ceramics, Italy.; 1981 Craft Award, South West Arts.; 1986 Major Craft Fellowship, South West Arts

 

He is a member of the Craftsman Potters Assosication of Great Britain, and the British Crafts Centre and is an advisor to the Leach Archive at the Holbourne of Menstrie Museum, Bath, England.

 

Statement

 

Normally my ceramics are ‘about’, English landscape and architecture: they derive their forms and surfaces from a subconscious sense of our history – ‘this sea-washed country where the air is never quite free from mist; where the light of the sun is more often pale and pearly than it is fiery. This atmosphere has sunk into our souls. It has affected our art as it affects our life – but it has not resulted in a congenital softness of vision’ (Quotation from John Piper, ‘British Romantic Artists, 1943).

 

Works from the ‘Kings, Queens and Angels: Such titles are the very fabric of our English Heritage. They are timeless and yet are a microcosm of our own world. They are ancient players; symbols of our dignity and of our fallibility and they are the myths and the essence of our Englishness.

 

Bernard Leach: He became infatuated the imagination of Bernard Leach and his philosophy with its strong emphasis on traditional (oriental) craft skills and made individual stoneware ceramics within this tradition for a number of years.

 

In 1996 due to ill health, John Maltby was unable to continue in his established direction and was forced, for a while, to make small individual objects on the kitchen table! John found these small sculptures so much more interesting and continues to make them.

 

“In this new work, the flexibility of idea and image can be explored more freely. Constraints of function are no longer present and I feel newly liberated from some of the limitatons of the ceramic tradition; but I hope that those skills of the ‘Leach’ tradition (so hard won!) can be assimilated into and contribute to the vitality of the work.

 

 

 

 


Posted on August 27 2011 under News.