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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Charlotte Storrs at Studiopottery.co.uk

Charlotte Storrs

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Upcoming events

Open Up Sheffield - Brian Holland at Open studios at Persistance Works, Sheffield 29th April to 7th May, 2017 I make slab forms influenced by ancient, and industrial architecture, figurative forms exploring body language and vessels. - Brian Holland
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 
What an Eye - with John Calver at Stranraer Museum 29th April to 3rd June, 2017 Exhibition organised by Stranraer Visual Arts Society 
Ceramics in Charnwood Market Place (7th Year) at Loughbrough Market Place 14th May 2017 to 3rd June, 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.

Recently added Courses

SVEND BAYER - 3 DAY THROWING LARGE WORKSHOP - 19th - 21st May 2017
ONLY THREE PLACES LEFT........Svend Bayer, one of the leading potters in Britain today (2.04.2017)
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 13th April to 20th December, 2017
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
Rachel Wood - The infinite vessel - Rachel Wood - 16th - 22nd July 2017
A lively approach to coiling, pinching and surface decoration.Handbuilding. For all

Tours to Tajikistan and China with Christine-Ann Richards in 2017

Art & Adventure are two of the strands that Christine-Ann Richards has successfully used over the years in planning her travels in China and central Asia. Her first visit with other members of the Craft Potters Association in 1978 has led to an on-going affair with the culture, the country and the peoples of China. This interest in the art, archaeology and philosophy that make up the history of the area have led to many a detour ‘off the beaten track’, which in her travels she seeks to share with others.

THE SILK ROUTE IN CENTRAL ASIA - Tajikistan

7th – 21st June 2017

Dushanbe, Shahr-i-tuz, Khorog, High Pamirs, Wakhan Valley, Murgab, Osh, Uzgen & Bishkek

Visit Shahr-i-tuz, part of the elusive Graeco-Bactrian kingdom of Alexander the Great which over the centuries thrived in an intense, material, spiritual and artistic melange much influenced by Turkic and Buddhist Indian worlds. Follow the Pandzh River (upper Amu Darya) to Kalaikhum before joining the Pamir Highway to Khorog, which has the second highest botanical garden in the world and where we will spend a couple of nights visiting the gardens and museum before heading south to hot springs, ancient caravanserai, castles and petroglyphs in the Wakhan Valley. Turning northwards at Lyanger we rejoin the Pamir Highway to Alichur and have the opportunity to explore the lakes, mountain and the local flora and fauna as Spring unfolds.

Landprice:  £2,725 inclusive

Turkish Airlines Flights:   London via Istanbul to Dushanbe, Bishkek/Frunze via Istanbul to London: approx. £600

CHINA TOUR, Sichuan Province & the Tibetan Border

 11th – 25th October 2017

Chongqing, Anyue County, Chengdu, Qionglai & Yinjing with a pottery tradition dating back to the 8th century, Songpan & Jiuzhai Gou

In the Autumn we will be travelling to Chengdu the capital of Sichuan Province, which lies in the hugely fertile Red Basin, surrounded by chequer-board fields and well irrigated plains.  The wealth generated by this fertile land helped sponsor the temples on forested slopes and the mélange of Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist sculptures of the temples which we will visit.  In contrast, northern and western Sichuan are covered by the snow capped foothills of the Himalayan range, rising well over 5,000 metres, a thinly settled region whose culture is predominantly Tibetan.   While in the far north is the beautiful alpine scenery around Songpan and Jiuzhai Gou.

Landprice:  approx. £2,350 inclusive

Flight London to Chongqing return – Tianjin Airlines: approx. £400

Enquiries for both tours: 

mail@christineannrichards.co.uk

www.christineannrichards.co.uk 


Posted on February 8 2017 under News, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.