<em>Edit Event</em> Artisan Workshops: Bespoke Clay Figurines and Movable-Type Printing at The Hospital Club
11 May
12 May

Take part in two unique workshops of Chinese craftsmanship at The Hospital Club.

Award-winning sculptor Youlong PAN hosts a one-hour clay workshop, with the opportunity to make and take home your own bespoke figurine.

Maker Moira Mu presents a workshop on the ancient technique of...

Alexandra Hewson

Alexandra (Ali) Hewson studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, graduating in 2013. In a deviation from her degree, Ali began working with clay, producing hand-built ceramics with a focus on gestural slip and natural oxides. Her background in sketching can be seen in the fluidity of...Read more

Ana Kerin

Kana London was born fortuitously as a result of Ana Kerin's training in sculpture & background in fine art, eventually becoming a fully developed project in London in 2012.

Sculpting and an affinity for working with clay led Ana to wanting to apply the principles of her art work -...Read more

Associated Clay Workers Union

The Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU) was set up in 2014 by founding members Diane Eagles, Alison Cooke and Helen Carr. The current Clayworkers are diverse practitioners who come together to work on projects, often with a historic focus, exhibiting in unconventional spaces.

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Carina Ciscato

Carina Ciscato was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1970. After graduating from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo in Industrial Design, she was introduced to Studio Pottery in Krefeld, Germany, where she worked in the studio of Marietta Cremer. On her return to Brazil, she was...Read more

Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan was born in the UK in 1960.

Keenan trained and worked as an actor before becoming, in his mid-thirties, the first apprentice to the potter and writer Edmund De Waal. Acclaimed for his combinations of iconic celadon and tenmoku glazes; his tactile, organic forms and his...Read more

Christie Brown

Christie Brown is an artist and Emerita Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster, London where she helped to establish the Ceramics Research Centre UK.  She graduated from Harrow School of Art in 1982 and set up her studio in North London. Her figurative ceramic work is informed by...Read more

Henry Pim

Henry Pim was born in England in 1947. He studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art in London (BA Hons) and at the Rietveld Acadamie in Amsterdam (Postgraduate).

Pim started to exhibit his ceramics in 1979, and since then has had 18 solo shows and taken part in 78 group exhibitions. He...Read more

Emma Lacey & Jack Trench

Emma Lacey designs and makes ceramic tableware from her studio in North London. Much of her work is currently hand thrown using a fine stoneware clay and then assembled, manipulated or finished to fully express the tactility and function of each piece. Her most recent project has taken the...Read more

Jui-Fang Hsueh

Jui-Fang Hsueh (薛瑞芳), who has devoted himself to ceramics for almost fifty years, believes that science and art are not a binary choice: both are integral parts of his life. During the first half of his life Hsueh avidly pursued science, whereas in the second half he developed an unwavering...Read more

Katie Spragg

Katie Spragg is a ceramic artist and educator, combining clay with a range of processes including animation and installation to create work that aims to rouse curiosity. Two dual elements form her practice; the creation of sculptural and film work, currently exploring our relationship with...Read more

Alice Walton

Alice Walton, a master’s student in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, forms part of John Smedley’s collective of British craftsmen in celebration of their 235th anniversary as the oldest manufacturing factory in the world. Together they will be showcasing their...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Japanese Crafts and the Challenge of Translation
9 May

Two specialists explore the fascinating world of Japanese crafts, looking at what makes Japanese crafts so special, discussing how they are viewed in an international context, and debating translation issues.

Japanese crafts are highly regarded and valued. However, translating specific...

Leah Jensen

Leah Jensen graduated in 2014 from Falmouth University where she studied Contemporary Crafts, a multi-media course that encourages exploration. Since securing a place at Cockpit Arts she has specialised in ceramics, creating intricately hand carved vessels that take months to complete. The...Read more

Linda Bloomfield

Linda Bloomfield trained as an engineer and materials scientist and spent a year in Japan after finishing her PhD, working as a scientific researcher and doing pottery at weekends. Her porcelain tableware range is inspired by Japanese pottery, with a satin matt glaze on the outside and colour in...Read more

Miyu Kurihara

Inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics, London based Miyu Kurihara is an artist who produces hand-painted ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail.Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she...Read more

Om Prakash Galav

Om Prakash Galav inherited the art of pottery making from his ancestors as a part of his family business. He is a Fifth generation pottery maker, having grown up playing with clay. Om was taught the basics of pottery making by his father, Shri Fateh Ram Prajapat, a master craftsperson from...Read more

Owen Wall

Based in East London, Owen Wall has been creating bespoke tableware for the restaurant and catering business since 2002. 

Clients range from fine dining establishments such as Fat Duck and Clove Club in London to larger businesses such as Zizzi, the Italian restaurant with locations...Read more

Sam Bakewell

Sam Bakewell is a London-based artist working predominantly with clay. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2011, Bakewell joined Studio Manifold in East London, and won the British Ceramic Biennial in 2015. Central to his practice is the belief in clay’s capacity to mirror the...Read more

Valéria Nascimento

Born in Brazil Valeria graduated with a degree in Architecture cementing her interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. She was introduced to clay a year later and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and the development of ideas.

Her...Read more