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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

Trelissick Christmas Craft Market at Trelissick Garden 15th - 17th December 2017
Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
Emily-Kriste Wilcox in London at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st January to 1st April, 2018 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox for the show at Great Russell Street in London

Recently added Courses

Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

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.