Welcome to our Ceramics Studio Warwickshire!

Warwickshire Open Studios

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Thank you to everyone who visited our second Warwickshire Open Studios exhibition. It was so lovely to see familiar faces as well as meet lots of new ones!

Here are a few snaps from the work of the 6 local artists we had in our gallery – Leyla Folwell, Katharine Barker, Mila Rosinska, Peter Watson, Viv Hunt and Rhian Malin.

Same again next year 🙂

Paintings: Mila Rosinska, Ceramics: Rhian Malin, Glass Lamp: Viv Hunt

Coiled Ceramic Sculpture: Leyla Folwel

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Slab Build Ceramic Sculpture: Katharine Barker

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Watercolour Paintings: Peter Watson, Ceramics: Rhian Malin

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Origami: Leyla Folwell

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Jewellery: Mila Rosinska

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Glass Panel: Viv Hunt

Team Building Events at The Ceramics Studio

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We had Mark-Making, a creative agency based in Oxford, here at The Ceramics Studio for their team building event a few weeks ago – and what fun it was!

They were after a fun filled afternoon of challenges based around The Great Pottery Throw Down. We had  two teams of 7, The Mardy Mintons and The Wedgewood Wangers, who took it in turns to do each challenge and a winner was selected for each at the end by Leyla and Rhian.

Schedule for the day

First up was who could throw the tallest pot… it was most of their first times throwing, so this was no mean feat!

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Next, was who could throw the best pot blind folded!

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And finally each team had to create a tea-set for their office using the colours of their logo – 8 plates or bowls, 8 cups and 1 completed teapot each. They were able to hand build or use the wheel for this! And here are a just a few of the results from both teams…

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The Ceramics Studio Best Bits of 2015!

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Wow… What a year we’ve had! Thank you to everyone who’s supported us throughout the year and helped us grow into a thriving little pottery and gallery!

Here are some of our 2015 best bits!

Some of the truly beautiful work from our four full classes…

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and in our specialist workshops…

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Leyla, Rhian & Evgenia took part in our first Warwickshire Open Studios…

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We had some beautiful work arrive at the gallery for our Christmas Exhibition…

Ostinelli & Priest

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Diego Palasgo Paintings & John Higgins Ceramics

Leyla & Bruno did new designs on their Wigwam Ceramics range…

The Ceramics Studio founder Leyla Folwell painting ceramics

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Rhian made herself at home and has now been with us for over a year…

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And we filled our job vacancy with not one but two lovely ladies – Katharine & Holly!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year…

We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!

Winter Wonderland Workshops

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Ceramic Christmas decorations

After being open for three months we are proud to say we are very busy!!

Making Christmas decorations

It is a great time of year!

We had 16 people making Christmas decorations last night!!

Rosemary's Sculpture

Rosemary has been working hard this term on her dog Meg.

It s looking great,

so convincing in fact that Chloe got out of bed to bark at it!!

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Ladies potting afternoon

A few lovely local ladies came down to make pots for a worthy charity

event on 21st Feb 2015.

They are planning a bowl raffle and soup lunch at Whichford Pottery.

Of course we donating and we will be helping people make their own donations.

Ladies Potting Afternoon

The Charities are Shipston Home Nursing and SMA

– Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

We will be posting more about this in the new year.

Artist Gabrielle just received  pots in the post.

Look how happy people are to get their own hand made bowls!

Ettington Park

We still don forget to take a bit of time out and

stay tuned in to our beautiful surroundings ; )

Winter walk

 

Gone in a FLASH!

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Seriously! Where has the time gone?? Next week is the end of NOVEMBER!

So much has happened, here is a brief update:

Rhian Malin

Rhian Malin is now artist in residence. She works so hard, she has raised the bar here!

http://www.rhianmalin.co.uk/hand-held-vesselss

Tara Osborne took time out from building her gorgeous new website.

Pottery is a good antidote to time on the computer. http://shop.taraosbornejewellery.co.uk/

Not on the sofa!!!

Brock sneaked in for a snooze,

how can you tell him off  when he is so handsome??

EFX Commision

EFX are so busy they have spread in to the studio.

Nice to see the results of the models I made : )

Tagine-tastic!

My tagine challenge continues …

Spooky!

Bruno made a pumpkin on the wheel for Halloween ; $

Tanya Gomez

We are thoroughly excited about our Christmas Exhibition, it is filled with our heroes!

http://www.tgceramics.co.uk/

http://www.ian-gregory.co.uk/

http://www.ben-brierley-woodfired-ceramics.co.uk/

http://www.spwoodfiredceramics.co.uk/

Madame Coco

Chloe, still not impressed…..

One Month In!

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Hard to believe we have only been open a month!

Catherine's birthday throwing session

It has flown by! We have had some wonderful people through….

Like Catherine who came for a Birthday session!

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She received one of our pretty vouchers from her friend Jodie

Jodie's first thrown pot!

Whom I suspect enjoyed it as much as she did ; )

Rosemary sculpting her dog Tess

Our very first student, Rosemary has embarked on her second project!

Tim Collard working with paperclay

 

Our current artist in residence has discovered Paper-clay

http://www.scarva.com/en/Scarva-FLAX-Paper-Clay-ES600-Porcelain/m-72.aspx

Sophie & Carla glazing their pots

The lovely EFX designers http://www.awardefx.co.uk/ 

popped back in to glaze their wares : )

Up and running!

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Official Open Day, 28th August, 2014.

Alderminster Electric Family Throwing : )

What a great time we had! Everyone came a had a go, including our neighbours http://alderminstergroup.co.uk/

The EFX ladies

Designers from http://www.awardefx.co.uk/ … perfectionists ; )

Dani Throwing

Bruno’s daughter got stuck in, she is familiar with all this from the good old days of the gallery and pottery festivals.

Dani's The Teacher

True to form she was teaching before we knew it!!

First student pots!

The results were fabulous! And the pots are on their way for firing…..

Lovely pallet for the pots : )

Hopefully the artists will be back to glaze them!

Bruno's Demo

Of course we had to show off for the http://www.fourshires.co.uk/

Leyla's Demo

Chloe has seen it all before……

Cheeky Charles

Well, here is something we have not seen before! Charles, that is nothing to be proud off !! LOL!!

 

Emmanuel Boos at Copenhagen Ceramics

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The unknown is a mandatory condition for ceramists.

Emmanuel Boos and Esben Klemann both welcome unpredictability in a new exhibition at Copenhagen Ceramics.

http://www.copenhagenceramics.com/html/exhibitions_news_2013.html 

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http://www.emmanuelboos.info/

 

Lucy Whitford

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http://lucywhitford.com/

We have been lucky to have lovely Lucy Whitford in the Ceramics Studio for that last month.

A V22 member, Lucy graduated with a distinction in MA Fine Art in 2012 from

  Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.  Lucy swapped her career as a journalist to re train in Fine Art.

She is a very focused and determined maker and we have all watched with interest as she has experimented over the last month.

Good luck Lucy! x

Christabel Birbeck AKA The Rock

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When I took over the running of The Ceramics Studio I inherited Christabel.  Whilst still feeling my way tentatively around the set up and working out the  what the way forward for the studio was, I called to introduce myself to Christabel.  She was so perfectly positive and un-ruffled by disruption it filled me with optimism.  She worked alone for many months in the space when it was very bare and unappealing but still she plugged away at her practice. Taking inspiration from warn boxes and choosing to display them in their commonly domestic setting of basic household furniture she carried on with the everyday, everyday.  Throughout the set up and the early stages she was a rock, an encourager  and a much needed friend.  While I have been dealing with electricians, artists and practicalities; she has chipped away at a beautiful, joyful and familiar body of work which is a progression of he degree work at Camberwell. I cannot wait to see all this presented in a triumphant exhibition next year…Christabel I want thank you for having the light on when I turn up : )