Ceramics Studio Co-op at Creative Lenses Forum

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13 October 2016, 10am – 7pm
Chelsea College of Arts, Banqueting Hall
Organised by the University of the Arts London
Website of the event

We are very pleased to be participate in the The Market of Forms which is a part of the Creative Lenses Forum London at Chelsea College of Arts in the University of Arts London.

The stalls featured in this bustling pop- up market are run by London-based creative practitioners, civil-society groups, practice-based researchers and others. The event explores critical and creative forms of organisations to highlight their potential. It seeks to build solidarities among the stallholders and the milling crowd and cultivate a diverse and resilient ecology of practice.

Download the programme of the Market of Forms.

 

 

Tristan Lathey’s Snowdog now on display in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Congratulations to ceramics artist Tristan Lathey on the opening of his piece which is a part of the Great North Snowdog Trail on behalf of St Oswalds Hospice. It will be on display in West Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne until the end of November.

Inspired by legendary New York Latin-soul musician, Joe Bataan, with a simple message ‘It’s your thing’. The artist wanted to create the unescapable vibrancy and individualism that Bataan’s music makes him feel. This Snowdog is a showman!

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Tirstan Lathey have been making work in Ceramics Studio Co-op since September 2014.

More information about the Snowdog Trail.

Summer Opening Hours

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Our team is going to work part-time in the summer months of August and September. For us this is the time to see our families, travel and focus on studio practice. We are an artist-run and cooperatively run studio and this time is valued and prime for our professional development.

Our office hours from 1st August – 15th September are going to be Tuesday-Thursdays 10am – 5pm.

Our regular opening hours for those keen to collect their pieces and bring work over for firing service are Wednesdays 4-7pm.

We are also open whole day on the 29 July 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 7pm

Please contact us by phone or via email to make an appointment.

We wish you all great summer time and look forward to our full time return in autumn!

Your ceramics coop team

Autumn term People’s Pottery class: bookings now open!

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People’s Pottery class – Autumn Term 2016

We are very pleased to announce the opening of the bookings for our ceramics and pottery classes for September-December 2016. Last term have been enjoyable and really rewarding for our team to run. We have seen so much progress in regular attendee’s work and exciting early steps in beginner’s work.

Please book classes in advance to avoid disappointment next term  and do email us with any questions. We are looking forward to returning to People’s Pottery classroom in autumn!

– Yours Ceramics Co-op team 

Bookings and dates for classes:

Tuesday Evenings: 20 September – 6 December 2016 – open for booking

Thursday Morning: 22 September – 8 December 2016 – open for booking

Saturday Mornings: 24 September – 10 December 2016 – open for booking

People’s Pottery class is all about feeling well and making ceramics in sociable and creative environment. These sessions are designed to be comfortable for all, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace. The class is a perfect chance to try out or improve all the basic techniques of ceramics making. Perfect place for creative exchange in making everyday functional objects or sophisticated masterpieces. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Video: Cultural Cooperatives visiting Ceramics Studio Co-op

Cultural Cooperatives Visiting Ceramics Studio Co-op from Cultural Coops on Vimeo.

Work in the cultural sector is often precarious, exploitative and individualized – but what are the alternatives?

Watch our visit to Ceramics Studio Coop and see how worker cooperatives in the cultural industries can challenge the way we work and create. It’s the first in a series of videos introducing cultural co-ops and exploring the politics of co-ops in the cultural sector.

Follow us on Twitter @culturalcoops to find out when we launch cultural.coop, a website to collect resources about the co-operative model and to encourage collaboration and solidarity among cultural co-ops.

Let’s open up the conversation about the struggles faced by cultural workers and share our stories of resistance.

Interviews: Marisol Sandoval – lecturer at City University London researching the politics of cultural co-ops
Video: Blake House Filmmakers Co-op
Graphics: Constance Laisné and Gabriel Bristow, Altgen