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Introducing Our New Membership Schemes



 Bronze Associate Membership

 

 

For a daily fee of £20.00 you are offered access to studio work facilities outside of class times (tables, wheels and other non-electrical equipment). A small personal storage space is included. Regular electric firings are included in the price and reduction firings will be subject to an extra charge. There is also an induction fee due (£20) to familiarise you with workshop procedures. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Silver Associate Membership

 

For a monthly fee of £150 you are offered 10 days up to six hours a day (60 hours per month) access to studio work facilities outside of class times (tables, wheels and other non-electrical equipment). Regular electric firings are included in the price and reduction firings will be subject to an extra charge. There is also an induction fee due (£20) to familiarise you with workshop procedures.

 

 

 


 


For more information please call Susan O'Byrne on 0141 550 8030






Plans for Our New International Artist Residency in 2018


 

 

The residency is still in development but hopes to run from mid-June to mid-September starting in 2018. It will include full membership of the studio, accommodation and a stipend.

 

Applications are due to open in October 2017 for the residency in 2018. 







Plans For Our New Ceramics Internship





 

 































New Opportunities Coming Soon in 2017!

This year we will be developing the services we provide to local and international artists, as well as students. Our plans include a new international residency programme, internship programme as well as an associate membership which will see our studio open up to more local students and ceramic artists. All to compliment and develop our vibrant makers community in Scotland! 

Watch this space, we'll be posting more information as the programmes are finalised. 








New for April and May, 2017 - Raku Workshops

An introduction to Raku firing at the Glasgow Ceramic Studios. Hand build your own pinch pots and discover the excitement of a raku firing!


Workshop I Saturday April 22nd (2-4pm hand building) & Sunday May 7th (10am-2pm glazing & firing)

Workshop IISunday May 14th (11am-1pm hand building) & Sunday May 28th (10am-2pm glazing & firing)

Price: £80.00 per person (£30.00 deposit)
Includes all materials, glazes and firings 
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Maximum 6 people

In the Japanese tradition of raku, tea bowls are often made using a pinch and carving technique. You'll be making simple tea bowls or cups using this basic method in the first workshop. After your work is dried and bisque fired (over a two week period) you'll return to glaze and raku fire them. So called 'Western' raku is a faster method of firing than the traditional Japanese method, giving the same exciting but more instant results.

To book or for further information contact info@nicolahenderson.co.uk or 07711 579131


NB. The raku firing is weather permitting and may be cancelled at short notice (to be rescheduled).

 



Handbuilding and Sculpture in Clay evening classes start on 3rd September 2012

Hand Building and Sculpture in Clay evening classes will be starting on Monday 3rd September 2012 and are currently open for enrollments.


The course will run for six weeks, on Monday evenings from 7pm till 9pm. The total course cost is £140, which includes all materials and firings.


This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level and covers a wide variety of handbuilding techniques, including: coiling, slab building and modeling from life as well as decorating with slips, underglazes and glazes. 


Participants are encouraged to explore their creativity in a relaxed and friendly artist's studio environment, whether you are wanting to expand your sculptural or handbuilding skills, benefit from professional development, explore a new hobby for relaxation or make bespoke and individual gifts or projects for your home.


If you are interested in attending, or would like more information about the classes, please contact Bruno Gallagher on 07940 574 961, by email on brunogallagher (at) ymail (dot) com or at the studio on 0141 550 8030. More information is also available on our website www.glasgowceramicstudio.com


Throwing for Beginners evening classes starting August 16th fully booked

The Throwing for Beginners evening course starting on the 16th of August 2012 is now fully booked. If you are interested in joining the course should a space free up, please contact Emilka Radlinska on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com to put your name down on the cancellation list. 


If you would like to be notified of upcoming evening course start dates, why not join our email list? Simply contact Emilka with your request by email (as above) or phone - 07748 268 275.

Throwing for Beginners evening classes starting August 16th 2012

There is only one place left in the Throwing for Beginners evening course starting on Thursday, August 16th 2012. 


This seven week evening course (7pm - 9pm on Thursday evenings) is an introduction to working on the potter's wheel. It guides you through a progression of basic techniques, built upon week by week, to give you confidence in throwing, turning, decorating and glazing work made on the potter's wheel. 

If you've always fancied a go on the wheel, this is an opportunity to enjoy this relaxing activity in a fun and friendly informal atmosphere, while also gaining some technical background knowledge which will give you a good basis for continuing working with clay. 

The course cost is £120 all inclusive of materials and firings. All tools and equipment provided. For more information, see our website, www.glasgowceramicstudio.com or contact emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or 07748 268 275.


Weekend Throwing Workshop on 11th/12th August

There are still places available in the intensive Weekend Throwing Workshop with Louise McVey.


The workshop will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2012 from 10am till 4pm. The cost is £90, all inclusive. 

Spend the full Saturday throwing - aiming to discover the techiques which suit you best, and exploring different forms in a relaxed space.
 
Sunday - take your time to turn and trim your work, or add handles, finishing off with slip decoration. 
 
If you would like to reserve your place in the workshop please email Louise on louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com or call on 07504 233 990. 



New evening classes and day workshops at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio

Evening courses currently open for enrollments:


Throwing for Beginners

Wednesday evenings, 7pm till 9pm. 7 week course introducing a working on the potter's wheel as well as a variety of decorating and glazing techniques. Start date: 28th March 2012. Course cost: £120. Teacher: Emilka Radlinska. Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com.

Throwing for Continuing Beginners: practice only course

Tuesday evenings, 7pm till 9pm. 3 week course designed to give time to practice throwing and decorating skills. Start date: 20th March 2012. Course cost: £50. This course is open only to those who have completed a Throwing for Beginners course. Teacher: Emilka Radlinska. Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com.

Throwing for Continuing Beginners

Thursday evenings, 7pm till 9pm. 7 week course introducing further techniques in throwing and decorating with support for the development of personal projects. Start date: 12th April 2012. Course cost £120. This course is open only to those who have completed a Throwing for Beginners course. Teacher: Emilka Radlinska. Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com.

Handbuilding and Sculpture

Monday evenings, 7pm till 9pm. 10 week course introducing a variety of handbuilding and decorating techniques suitable for making functional and sculptural work in clay. Start date: 16th April 2012. Course cost: £175. Teacher: Bruno Gallagher. Contact: brunogallagher (at) ymail (dot) com. 

Day Workshops:

Sculpting the head in clay from life

Working from a model, learn to sculpt a portrait in clay. One day workshop, 10am till 5pm. Date: Saturday 28th April 2012. Workshop cost: £55. Teacher: Bruno Gallagher. Contact: brunogallagher (at) ymail (dot) com.

One Day Throwing Workshops

Working on the potter's wheel. A relaxed throwing day for both beginners and those with more experience. One day workshop, 10am till 4pm. Workshop dates: Saturday 14th April and Saturday 21st April 2012. All workshops are fully self contained. Workshop cost: £50. Teacher: Louise McVey. Contact:  louise_a_mcvey (at)yahoo (dot) com.


More details on any of the above courses and day workshops are available on our home page: glasgowceramicstudio.com and by following the links in the top left hand side menu from Classes and Team Building.




Handbuilding and Sculpture in Clay evening classes

sculpture in clay by Bruno Gallagher







































Three places have become available in this very popular evening course due to last minute cancellations on the 16th of January 2012.
 
This course runs on Monday evenings from 7pm till 9pm for ten consecutive weeks from the 16th of January 2012. The total, all inclusive course cost is £175. If you would like to take this opportunity to join the class, the course fee will have the cost of one class deducted. Each class is self contained and the small class size and individual tuition means that it is possible to join the class in the second week. 
 
For more information about the course please follow the links on the left hand side menu of our website www.glasgowceramicstudio.com from Classes and Team Building to Handbuilding and Sculpture or contact Bruno Gallagher at the studio on 0141 550 8030 or by email brunogallagher (at) ymail (dot) com. 


Throwing for Beginners and Throwing for Continuing Beginners Courses fully booked


Throwing for Beginners evening classes starting on Wednesday 18th January 2012 and Throwing for Continuing Beginners evening classes starting on Thursday 19th January 2012 are now fully booked.
If you would like to be on the cancellation list for either course please get in touch by calling on 0141 550 8030 or by email (emilka [dot] radlinska [at] gmail [dot] com). New courses will start in late March or early April 2012.

In the meantime, pottery taster sessions and private classes on the potter's wheel are available for booking. For more details go to our website www.glasgowceramicstudio.com and follow the links on the left hand side menu from Classes and Team Building.

Christmas Craft Fayre at Glasgow Botanic Gardens



































Louise McVey, Emilka Radlinska, Eleanor Caie, Kevin Morris and Linda McGill from the Glasgow Ceramics Studio will be among the artists showing and selling their work at the Christmas Craft Fayre. Located in the beautiful Kibble Palace glasshouse in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, the Fayre will be only on between the 15th and 17th December 2011. Come along for a chat and some Christmas nibblies, it's the warmest place in town and definitely the most relaxing for your Christmas shopping. We'll be joined by lots of other talented artists from across various media.
 

Throwing for Continuing Beginners course open for enrollments

The Throwing for Continuing Beginners evening course at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio is now open for enrollments, to anyone who has previously completed the Throwing for Beginners course. The course will run on Thursday evenings, starting on Thursday 19th January 2012.

Course dates are as follows: January 19th and 26th, February 2nd, 9th and 16th, a two week break, March 8th and 15th. The total cost for the course is £110, all materials and firings included. To reserve your place in the course, please pay a £10 deposit either by cash or cheque. Full details on how to pay the deposit are on the Throwing for Beginners page on our website, www.glasgowceramicstudio.com under "Classes and Team Building".

For any further information about the course, please contact Emilka Radlinska at emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com.

Kevin Andrew Morris: Graduate Award Show opens this Thursday 22nd September



Kevin Andrew Morris























Kevin Andrew Morris - the Glasgow Ceramics Studio's Graduate Award winner (2010 - 2011) will be exhibiting work completed during his residency at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio in the Project Space at Wasps Artists' Studios in Dennistoun. Morris is an outstanding emerging  artist, so don't miss your chance to view his work. The exhibition will run from mid September till just before the Open Studios Weekend.



Preview Event: Thursday 22nd September 2011, 6pm till 9pm

Exhibition dates: 22nd - 28th September, 10am till 4pm daily

Where: Project Space, Ground Floor, Wasps Artists' Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF





Enrolling now for evening classes starting 13th January 2011

Throwing for beginners (working on the potter's wheel) evening classes will from now on take place on Thursdays.


The first course of 2011, which starts on Thursday 13th January, is currently open for enrollments. For more information, go to our website www.glasgowceramicstudio.com or contact the teacher, Emilka Radlinska, directly at the email address or phone numbers listed in the image below.



Throwing for beginners evening classes




Glasgow Ceramics Studio welcomes Laura Little


Laura Little


























Laura Little, Green Smoke Box Clock, 2010. Glazed, slipcast stoneware with gold lustre, approx. 40cm diameter.

 

Everyone at The Glasgow Ceramics Studio is most happy to welcome a new member and studio holder into our midst - 2010 Glasgow School of Art graduate, Laura Little.
 

Laura has a background in archeology, bringing a fresh and innovative approach to complement the wide variety of ceramic practice at our studio. Trained by master mould makers Bill Brown and Sandor Dobany at the Glasgow School of Art's Ceramics Department, Laura takes the inspiration for her playful work from steam locomotives.


Wasps Artists' Open Studios Weekend 2nd and 3rd October 2010




Glasgow Ceramics Studio will be throwing its doors open to visitors on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of October. Come visit the studio, meet the artists, see where and how we work, watch demonstrations and get first pick of the huge range of original artwork before it goes out to galleries.


Wasps Open Studios Weekend postcard
















Where to find us: Studio 11 (ground floor), Wasps Artists' Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow, G31 2HF.


Wasps Open Studios Weekend postcard
















There are over 100 studios in our building and many of them will also have their doors open, so it's your chance to explore the creative and colourful world of visual artists studios in your community.


Enrolling now for evening classes starting on 22nd September 2010

Throwing class at GCS

Enrolling now for evening classes starting on July 28th 2010

Throwing classes at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio

Alexandra Johannsen at Strathearn Gallery till July 2010


Alex Johannsen

Alex Johannsen, Earthenware sculpture (detail), 40cm high, 2010

 


Alexandra Johannsen's work has been selected to be shown as part of The Strathearn Gallery's Summer Show. This beautiful, light filled gallery located in picturesque Crieff, is an ideal venue to view Alex's new sculptural work. To see more of Alex's work, click on her name under "Meet the Makers" on our website.

 

 

Where:

Strathearn Gallery,

32 West High Street,

Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4DL

 

When:

Now until 17th July 2010 

 


Art in the Park this weekend 22nd and 23rd May


 

Malcolm Dobson 

Stoneware sculpture by Malcolm Dobson

 

 

The Glasgow Ceramics Studio is very proud to announce that no less than two of our members have been selected for Art in the Park. 


Art in the Park is part of the Southside Festival 2010, sited in the beautiful Queens Park Glasshouses. It is a showcase of established and emerging Glasgow based art talent.  The exhibition boasts a unique atmosphere, as visitors can view the artwork while wondering among trees through the Victorian glasshouses.

 

Eleanor Caie and Malcolm Dobson will be each exhibiting three especially selected pieces of their most recent work. For more information about this free event click here. To find out more about Eleanor and Malcolm's work, go to our website and click on their names under the "Meet the Makers" menu option on the left hand side of this screen.



Where: 

Queens Park Glasshouses,

Queens Park, 520 Langside Road,

Glasgow, G42

 

When: 

Saturday 22nd May 2010, 11am - 6pm

Sunday 23rd May 2010, 11am - 4pm

 

 

Two of our member artists at Bendore Craft Fair this Sunday 9th May



Jo McGuire, earthenware cups, 2010

Stuart Grant and Jo McGuire will be exhibiting and selling their work this weekend at the Benmore Open Day and Craft Fair. Take the opportunity to visit this beautiful area and to meet the artists in person. Entry is free. Click here for more information.

Stuart Grant hand makes and paints an ever expanding range of locally inspired, wall mounted animal reliefs, brooches and magnets. From Scottie dogs to Highland cows, his quirky creations are guaranteed to bring a smile to any face. Jo McGuire is a skilled thrower and has made a collection of beautiful and homely functional ware. 
 
Date: Sunday 9th May 2010
 
Time: starting at 12 noon
 
Location: The Walled Garden, Benmore Botanic Gardens, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU


Stuart Grant














Stuart Grant, cockerel and hen, wall mounted reliefs, 2010



Throwing lessons for beginners


Throwing Lessons with Emilka Radlinska

There are still spaces available in our new throwing class for beginners.


Unlike a university or college evening course, our class sizes are very small (four or five people only), which means that each participant benefits from individual attention and extra time with the tutor.


Like a university or college course, the classes are taught by an experienced professional artist. A win-win situation, especially tailored for beginner adults wishing to find a unique and novel way to unwind and tap into their creativity. 


Glasgow Ceramics Studio welcomes Kayleigh Lockhart


Kayleigh Lockhart
Kayleigh Lockhart, refractory concrete with earthenware slip and glaze (detail), 2009


We're very happy to welcome a new member to our studio this month. Kayleigh Lockhart is a recent graduate from Ceramic Design at the Glasgow School of Art, and she already has an impressive array of exhibitions, residencies and architectural ceramic commissions under her belt. To see more of Kayleigh's original and cutting edge experimental work, visit her blog, Kayleigh Lockhart Ceramics.

Throwing lessons for beginners start 21st April 2010

Emilka Radlinska

Alexandra Johannsen at Gleneagles Weekend of Art in April 2010


Alexandra Johannsen
Ram and Ewe, 2010, earthenware sculptures by Alex Johannsen

Alexandra Johannsen's work, represented by Ealain Gallery, will be available for viewing and sale at the "Weekend of Art" (Easter Weekend) hosted by the truly spectacular Gleneagles Hotel. This is a free event.


When:
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th April 2010
10am till 5pm

Where:
The Ballroom at The Gleneagles Hotel,
Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1NF.


Glasgow Art Fair opens this week


Alexandra Johannsen
Alexandra Johannsen, Bull Terrier, earthenware, 2010


Alexandra Johannsen's
sculptural work, represented by The Gatehouse Gallery, (stand 23) will be available for viewing and purchase this week at the Glasgow Art Fair.

When:

Thursday 25th March 2010: 10.30am till 8.00pm
Friday 26th March 2010: 10.30am till 6.30pm
Saturday 27th March 2010: 10.30am till 6.30pm
Sunday 28th March 2010: 10.30am till 6.30pm


Where:

George Square, Glasgow, UK


Tickets, catalogues and more information:

Tickets are available at the door or from the Glasgow Art Fair website.

Jo McGuire at Glasgow South Side Craft Fair this Saturday 20th March

Jo McGuire, earthenware beakers, 2010
Jo McGuire, earthenware beakers, 2010

Come and see the latest creations by one of our studio holders, Jo McGuire, this weekend. Jo is a talented thrower, jewelry maker and textile artist. Her stall at the craft fair promises beautiful hand made beakers, mugs and fridge magnets, as well as a range of printed textiles including purses, makeup bags and brooches. An opportunity to purchase direct from the artist!


Where:
Glasgow South Side March Craft Fair,
Langside Hall,  Langside Avenue, Glasgow, G41 2QR


When:
This Saturday 20th March, 10.30am - 4.30pm




Space available at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio

We are looking for a new artist to join us! Studio spaces rarely become free at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio as our members tend to want to keep their spaces long term once they have them, so this is a really excellent opportunity. If you are on our waiting list already please call the studio on 0141 550 8030 to make sure that your contact details are up to date. Be aware that if we can't contact you, we won't be able to invite you in for an interview! If you would like to join our waiting list, now is the perfect time.


Entry to the studio is through an interview and portfolio. Rent is £90 per month including heating and electricity. Every space comes with a large work bench and shelving. Every member is expected to contribute some of their time each month towards studio maintenance and upkeep. Membership is open to artists of all skill levels, professionals as well as hobbyists, however you must work predominantly in clay.


For more information about the Glasgow Ceramics Studio, our facilities and location, check out our website: http://glasgowceramicstudio.com.

George Melville retires from GCS


George Melville


















All the studio holders at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio would like to extend a warm farewell and happy retirement to George Melville. George's enthusiasm for ceramics, his creativity, kind and cheerful disposition and generous spirit will be greatly missed by all of us. 

Alexandra Johannsen at Glasgow Art Fair 25th-28th March 2010


Raku sculpture by Alexandra Johannsen, 2010

 














New sculptural work by one of our studio holders, Alexandra Johannsen, represented by The Gatehouse Gallery, will be available for viewing and purchase at the Glasgow Art Fair '10,  - Scotland's premier art fair - on 25th to 28th March 2010. Alex's quirky figurative creations, informed by a keen sense of social observation and commentary on the human and animal kingdoms are guaranteed to put a smile on any face.


Click here for further information and tickets to the show.

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