Edmund De Waal, 1000 hours

Alan Cristea Gallery is pleased to present a thousand hours, an exhibition of 11 new ceramic installations by Edmund de Waal which will be shown at 31 & 34 Cork Street from 6 October until 10 November 2012.

1000 thrown porcelain vessels, some glazed in celadon and white, some unglazed, within a pair of aluminium vitrines with transparent and translucent acrylic
Each vitrine 243.5 × 75 × 210 cm
 Overall dimensions 243.5 × 210 × 210 cm

I love Edmund De Waal, there I admit it. He is just the best !
He is subtle, quiet, calm while producing work that is powerful and grand (in a subtle kind of way), always the same and always different ...he is a naturally sophisticated potter (in an unpretenscious, subtle, quiet, calm kind of way )


Masaki Hattori CV's 6

CV: 5 Parole che descrivano le tue opere.
MH: Eredità, Congerie (mucchio di cose alla rinfusa) Impronta, Toccante,Rinascita

CV: Che aspetto della tua personalità ti è più utile nel tuo lavoro?
work n1
MH: Flessibilità e pazienza

CV: Qual'e il tuo pezzo in ceramica preferito?
MH: works 01 

CV: Da cosa trai ispirazione?
MH: Le cose che sono al di fuori di me. A volte grandi a volte piccole, e quello che c'è dentro di me a volte dormiente
CV: Se potessi scegliere dove vivere/lavorare nel mondo, dove andresti?
MH: Italy

CV: Il tuo migliore e peggiore momento ceramico
MH: Quando sono stato in grado di vedere la bellezza. Il peggiore... non esiste.

Masaki's website

CV: Five words that describe your work
MH: Legacy, Clutter, Impression, Touching, Rebirth

CV: What aspect of your personality is more useful in your practice?
MH: Flexibility and patience

CV: What is your favourite ceramic piece of all times ?
MH: Work n. 1

CV: Where do you get your inspiration from?
MH: All that exists outside of me. Sometimes small, sometimes large ones. and the inside of me, something that have been asleep.
CV: If you could choose where to live/work in the world, where would you go?
MH: Italy

CV: Your best and worst ceramic moment
MH: My best...when I was able to see the beauty within, worst...doesen't exist.

Masaki Hattori hold the solo exibition at KYOTO in JAPAN.

- Inheritance -


It presents a simple shape created by 54 objects that looks like a container sealed.
The object is made by ceramics and the surface is covered with a mixture of clay and the alloy.
It melted and remained.


Martha Pachon, corso a Milano

Corso presso il Laboratorio Officine Saffi, Milano


Contemporary Tableware , by Linda Bloomfield

Contemporary Tableware , by Linda Bloomfield

Available from January 2013

Tableware has occupied a special place in our kitchens and dining rooms for thousands of years, and continues to enchant us today. Ranging from the purely functional to the fine and delicate, the evolution of domestic pots tells us much about our changing tastes and habits, and the wider art and cultural movements that have influenced their decoration and forms. In Contemporary Tableware, maker Linda Bloomfield looks at the history of the pots on our tables, from Sung Chinese and Medieval English ware to the revival of studio pottery and the influence of Scandinavian, American and Japanese design. She goes on to examine common forms in contemporary tableware, including teapots, bowls, cups, jugs and plates, and to explain the elements of form, function and beauty in each. Lavishly illustrated with examples from contemporary studio pottery and industry, as well as making images from working potters, this book is the essential guide to modern tableware for potters, designers and buyers



When I Woke, ceramics in Wales

Sophie Woodrow
Taking its title from the evocative poem by Dylan Thomas, ‘When I Woke’ explores the human condition. Curated by Claire Curneen and Lowri Davies ‘When I woke’ will feature work by Sam Bakewell, Audrius Janušonis, James Page, Lina Peterson, Tamsin Van Essen and Sophie Woodrow and examine the themes of life, death, sorrow and myth as seen through the eyes of these international makers.

until the 17th of November
Dylan Thomas once claimed "I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression"

We are delighted to present these artists of national and international standing at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre and hope that When I Woke will challenge the viewer to engage with an idea that can stimulate passionate conversation and debate.


"Cancer Cell" by Tamsin van Essen.


Beth Cavener Stichter at La Meridiana

Wonderful chance to meet this great artist !
Una conferenza e incontro per conoscere una artista dalla forza espressiva immediata ed esplosiva.
Presenterà immagini delle sue opere e ne illustrerà l'evoluzione dal punto di vista concettuale, tecnico e psicologico.
Nel pomeriggio, presso La Meridiana, Scuola Internazionale d'Arte Ceramica,
l'artista sarà lieta di esporre e parlare dell'opera su cui sta lavorando attualmente
nel suo soggiorno come artista in residenza.
Domenica 21 ottobre 2012 

10.30 - 12.30 Conferenza a Certaldo Alto - Chiesa di San Tommaso
14.30 - 16.30 Studio aperto a La Meridiana, località Bagnano 135 - Certaldo
Questo evento è organizzato da La Meridiana - Concreta - Comune di Certaldo

La Meridiana
Loc. Bagnano, 135 - 50052 Certaldo (Italy) - Telefono/Fax +39 0571 660084 - info@lameridiana.fi.it


Workshops, Italy

Bologna - Associazione Belle Arti,
17 e 18 novembre.
Roma -  KERAMOS Associazione Culturale,
24 e 25 novembre
(339.1991466 - 346.1416152)


Maude Schneider

Aussi percutant qu’esthétique,

les installations céramique de Maude Schneider, dénoncent les réalités sociales avec élégance.

Parodie et sarcasme sont ses langages plastiques de prédilection.

FROM 08/11/12 UNTIL 01/12/12
OPENING 08/11/12 from 18:00 to 21:00
FINISHING 01/12/12 from 18:00 to 21:00
Open thu 17:00 to 20:00  fri/ sat 14:00 to 18:00

Les Ateliers galerie de L'Ô  asbl
Rue de L'Eau, 56a _1190 Forest  Belgique  


Ceramiche del Monaco, Milano


Ceramics and Painting, London


11 October - 8 November, 2012



In association with Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
Ewen Henderson
Ewen Henderson
James Erskine, Matthew Hall and David Coe
invite you to the exhibition preview:

Thursday 11 October,
from 6-8pm

at Erskine, Hall & Coe, 15 Royal Arcade, Albermarle Street, London, W1S 4SP


Helsinki Fat Clay in Milan

Officine Saffi Ceramic Arts Gallery in the year of Helsinki design capital, opens the new season celebrating finnish art and design and dedicates an exhibition to the artists group Helsinki Fat Clay.

The exhibition Helsinki Fat Clay coming from the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, will be inaugurated on october 4th and remain on display until november 3rd at Officine Saffi spaces.


Exhibition: Helsinki Fat Clay
Where: Officine Saffi Ceramic Art Gallery | via A. Saffi, 7 | Milano
When: thursday october 4th –  november 3rd 2012
Opening: thursday october 4th 2012, 6.30 p.m.

 Officine Saffi Ceramic Arts Gallery
via Aurelio Saffi, 7 - 20123 Milano
+39 02 36685696
Fax +39 02 36597444

Visit hours
From monday to friday 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Free entrance


Courses at Vallauris

Vallauris Institute of Arts 
Spécial stages - Cours à l'année
Special workshops - Various artistic activities 
Stage Masterclass avec Alistair DANHIEUX
Du 29 Octobre au 2 novembre + 3 novembre 2012
« Harmonie de la forme et du décor dans le Raku Nu »
Le stage portera sur l’initiation ou le perfectionnement du Raku Nu, avec  une technique particulière de graphisme.

Masterclass workshop with Alistair DANHIEUX
October 29th to november 2d + november 3rd 2012
« Harmony of shapes and design in Naked Raku firing »
The workshop will focus on the initiation and development of the Naked Raku, with a special graphism technique.

Stages pour enfants - vacances Toussaint - 5-6-7 novembre 2012
Children workshops - Toussaint holidays - 5-6-7 november 2012

Nous vous proposons 2 stages pour enfants (à partir de 4 ans) – sur le thème de l’imaginaire et des créatures fantastiques réalisées en terre.
We propose 2 different fun and creative workshops for kids (Ages 4 and up)
Come to V.I.A. and create some spooky Halloween characters in clay!

Stages ludiques et créatifs encadrés par : Sandrine Rousseau, (céramiste et sculptrice), Marc ALBERGHINA (Artiste plasticien et tourneur), Chloé (animatrice BAFA)                                            
 With instructors: Sandrine Rousseau, (ceramist and sculptor), Marc Alberghina (ceramic artist) and Chloé

> Stage modelage / Modeling in clay (Max 12 enfants / children)

Au choix / choose your time slot:  9h30-12h ou/or  14h00-16h30

> Stage tournage / Wheel throwing (Max 4 enfants / children)

14h30 à 16h30

Coût 90€ (3 matinées ou 3 après-midi) + adhésion 10€ 
Cost 90 (3 mornings or 3 afternoons) + 10 membership fees

Cuisson, matériel, matériaux compris dans le prix

All materials (clay and tools) and firing fees are include

Photos non contractuelles
Infos + booking :
04 93 74 69 13 / 06 60 91 66 20 / vallauris-ioa@live.fr


Australian Subversive Triennale 2012

The Australian Triennale is just over but it is always interesting to see what is going on down under. Browse through blogs and site to check the great amount of fantastic works on show. Super lectures and workshop too ! I have another 3 years to book my ticket !
This year the theme was: Subversive Clay 
Akio Takamori

Here are some links :


Stephanie James-Manttan

La Triennale australiana è appena finita, guardatevi tutti gli eventi, artisti e gallerie sul web. Un'evento incredibile ...che invidia !

Anna Barlow: Savouring the remnants

Anna Barlow:
Savouring the remnants

An exhibition of eye deceiving
ceramics by British ceramicist
Anna Barlow

 21 September–12 October 2012
 Bitcha Gallery

Great ceramic pieces, check fb site of gallery https://www.facebook.com/BichaGallery?filter=1