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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Upcoming events

Phil Rogers - solo show at Goldmark Gallery 25th March 2017 New work with a short talk by Phil at 12.00noon
Japanese Connections - at St.Ives at Leach Pottery 25th March to 11th June, 2017 The entrance Gallery selling exhibition
Le Printemps des Potiers market at Le Printemps des Potiers market 15th - 17th April 2017 John Townsend and many other makers
British Craft Trade Fair at Great Yorkshire Showground, The 2nd - 4th April 2017 The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. 39th Year. 

Recently added Courses

A BIRD IN THE HAND - 10th - 11th June 2017
one day hand-building workshop to make your own bird sculptures: choose Sat 10 or Sun 11 June
Children's Easter Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 10th - 13th April 2017
Children's Easter Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
Throwing on the potters wheel with Jo Taylor - 22nd April 2017 - 13th April 2017
The workshop will be a fun introduction to throwing on the potters wheel under the guidance of Jo Taylor, no previous throwing experience is necessary.
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 15th - 18th July 2017
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course 2017  15,16,17 & 18th July

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.