318 Ceramics – Summer School 2019

318 Ceramics is very excited to announce it’s 2019 Summer School will be run by Susan Halls.

Susan Halls

Mon 22nd July – Wed 24th July

Sue’s international reputation is eclipsed by few. Her dexterous, sensitive and intuitive feeling for the manipulation of clay has seen her lead the way in the field of figurative ceramics. This course, by no means excludes throwers; Sue’s skill at manipulating thrown elements is truly enlightening. We are very lucky to host her.

Over the three days you will work with stoneware paper clay looking at several different ways of making animal sculpture.

Susan will demonstrate some of the many techniques she uses to make her pieces – including how to use her unique and liberating external armature.

Animal anatomy will be much discussed as this underpins all thinking. Bring sketch books and pencils to help develop ideas.

£325 for 3 days, includes lunch.


Thanks Fliss Blackburn, from Jane’s sculpture class for sharing what she describes as “A humble attempt at the wonderful bees of Rome!”

They are fabulous!

Google Barberini Bees if you haven’t been to Rome and would like to find out more.

Southern Ceramic Group – Ceramics Exhibition

Bishop’s Kitchen, Chichester Cathedral, PO19 1PX

Saturday 27 July – Sunday 11 August 2019

Open Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm

Free Entry

The 2019 Summer Exhibition by the Southern Ceramic Group will showcase over 600 exhibits from 60 ceramicists. This year exhibits the work of several new potters. It will take place in the historic ‘Old Kitchen’ in the Bishop’s Palace at Chichester Cathedral which is normally closed to the public.

This popular annual show attracts phenomenal footfall which is a testimonial to the quality and range of work on offer. The imaginative range of ceramic creations vary from traditional functional pottery to figurative sculpture. All exhibits are available to purchase.
Each item displayed tells its distinct story, reflecting the attitude and inspiration of the creating artist, as well as the chosen technique to produce the work. These techniques range from the choice of the glaze and clay to the methods of kiln firing employed. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance at various points during the show to discuss their work and generally help visitors enjoy the event and deepen their appreciation of the ceramic arts.

The Southern Ceramic Group was started in 1975 by a small group of enthusiastic potters. Today it is a thriving group with an ever-expanding membership of over 150 potters. The membership includes potters and sculptors, professionals and amateurs, teachers and students, collectors and enthusiasts. The group organises a varied programme of demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions. Additionally, members come together in informal and friendly groups to share, discuss and debate pet interests in the world of clay and glazes.

Here’s the link for more information on the Southern Ceramic Group:

For more information on the exhibition please contact
Vidya Thirunarayan- vidyathiru@hotmail.com