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Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Visual Connections with Stephen Murfitt at Pyramid Gallery 18th March to 15th April, 2018 2 person show with ceramics from Stephen Murfitt and Paintings by Terry Beard
Made by Hand, Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall 10th - 11th March 2018 New pieces from Emily-Kriste Wilcox (represented by The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen)
Ceramic Art London 2018 at Central St. Martins 23rd - 25th March 2018 Unmissable for all interested in contemporary ceramic art. Ninety of the world's most talented ceramists show and sell their work.
Equinox at Bluecoat Display Centre 10th March to 21st April, 2018 Mixed exhibition, including new work by Amy Cooper

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.

Stop the closure of City and Islington College’s Ceramics Department

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Rachel King has set up a petition on change.org to raise a challenge to the proposed closure of yet another ceramics courseIf you in any way value the craft and art of ceramics and believe in its future you should sign this petition, as I representing studiopottery.co.uk have already done. I set out below the Statement Rachel has posed, and comments from Grayson Perry supporting the petition. Please sign it!

City and Islington College proposes to close its thriving Ceramics Department in March 2015 with the loss of all jobs.  We call on the College governors and management to halt this closure, and the rush in which it is being pursued, and consider alternative ways forward.

Grayson Perry says: ‘I am appalled that a popular and beneficial course should be considered for closure just because it does not fit neatly into an instrumentalist idea of education’.

This much-cherished centre of excellence runs courses for a huge diversity of people from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from those with learning disabilities right through to advanced-level practitioners. Students on vocational City & Guilds qualification courses, preparing for a career in ceramics or the creative industries, consistently achieve success rates of over 90%. The teaching is judged to be outstanding. The studio is frequently described as one of the best in London. Evening and qualification classes are full with waiting lists.

Students repeatedly report how much lessons are integral to their health and well-being, and how attending classes has eased their need to use social services and the NHS. Many find their passion and move into self-employment as ceramic makers. Others use the workshops as part of their professional development as artists. The majority of courses and all workshops are paid for by the learners themselves.

Nevertheless, College management argues that the number of students who re-enrol for classes in successive years suggests that those attending are ‘unlikely to be progressing’ and that this is consequently out-of-step with the College’s vision. It proposes to use the space for holding exams and running courses, yet to be determined, that attract short-term funding.

We call on the College governors and management to halt this closure immediately and investigate alternatives.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PETITION 

 


Posted on February 2 2015 under News, News about Makers, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.