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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers at Barwick Hall 13th September to 12th October, 2014 Annual show with new work.
Wirksworth Festival Art Trail at Wirksworth Festival 5th - 21st September 2014 The fantastic opening weekend (6 and 7 September) when the whole town becomes a gallery with over 170 artists and makers show their work in every conceivable space.
Keramik Europas 13 at Keramikmuseum Westerwald 26th September to 1st February, 2015 Westerwald Prize Exhibition - Jeremy Nichols work will be showing
TAKESHI YASUDA - New Ceramics at Beaux Arts 8th September to 4th October, 2014 TAKESHI YASUDA - New Ceramics

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Understanding colour in glazes. Linda Bloomfield - 9th - 15th February 2015
Gain an understanding of making and using glazes focusing on how using colouring oxides affects different fluxes in a glaze.
Wheel thrown lidded forms in porcelain - 15th - 18th December 2014
Explore the making of a variety of lidded forms - for example a butter dish, teapot or ginger jar.
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 

Pot-Easel: Display Stand

I recently tried out a ‘Pot-Easel’ and must say I was quite impressed. It is a sturdy quality construction – simple to assemble – made from solid oak and very effective for displaying plates and chargers without damage. It would be equally useful for the private collector or for Gallery and Museum use.

  

I set out below the makers Press Release which covers a lot of background and detail:

Pot-Easel  is a unique display stand developed primarily for studio pottery and ceramics. Made from solid oak, the product was invented by Paul Sansom and Freda Wade, who obtained a design registration in 2010 prior to the launch at Earth and Fire in the same year.

This simple design took several months to perfect in terms of display, support, material choice and function. The traditional oak construction compliments the potters work and the unique sliding bridge gives a versatility to allow 3 size settings.  The central pole ensures a low centre of gravity and excellent support. Since the launch the product has received many good reviews from Potters and collectors alike encouraging the makers to add new lines to the range. Customers have also found many other uses for Pot Easel ranging from supporting menus and books to pictures and icons.

Further developments now include a small size for use on shelves and a large version that takes the wide circumference platters, bowls and heaviest chargers. Two colour variations are available- natural oak and black [burnt oak].

Pot Easel can be purchased at some of the ceramic shows in the UK, galleries or direct from the makers www.poteasel.co.uk .

 For further information contact Paul Sansom on 07773817513 or email paul.sansom@poteasel.co.uk


Posted on December 7 2011 under News.