Walter Keeler Demonstration


The world renown Walter Keeler is one of the most influential of British potters spanning twentieth and twenty first centuries. 

He was educated at Harrow school of Art and later taught on the Harrow and Bristol ceramics courses. His reputation was cemented on his work in the fields of salt-glazing and throwing. Primarily a thrower, Keeler has always combined this with other techniques like press-moulding and extrusion.

Being the progressive artists that he is, Keeler continues to move forward; his more recently developed work features brighter colours and glassy glazes. Keeler is and extraordinary interpreter; his ability to spring ideas form historical sources into a contemporary and relevant language for today.     

318 Ceramics is very proud to present this masterday with one of the greats of British studio pottery. 


Tickets £35


Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture 2019


TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019, 6pm-7pm

318 Ceramics and the Crafts Study Centre are pleased to announce that the 2019 Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture will be given by Felicity Aylieff.

Many thought that with the global digital explosion of the 1990s and virtual technology, the use of clay and making ceramics would be reduced, but there is a renewed interest in matter, craftsmanship, the acquisition of creative skills, and an opening to the sensory world, offered through working with clay.

Clay is the mother of materials – the universal material of the earth. It’s primordial, it’s transformational, it’s tactile, it’s malleable. It’s the material that people respond to. It is charged with philosophical significance dating back to ancient times, and most importantly it is inherently democratic, from the common house brick to rocket science.

The lecture will look at the growing number of contemporary artists working in the expanded field of clay, and also the significance of clay as a form of expression to Aylieff as an artist.

Felicity Aylieff is an artist of international standing, recognised for her research into large-scale ceramics. Working from her studio in Bath for more than three decades, she has more recently developed a collaborative relationship with factories in Jingdezhen, China, where she makes monumental pots. Her work shows her passion for material and process through its use of colour, pattern and decorative techniques. 

Felicity was awarded a Professorship in Ceramics from Bath Spa University in 2000 and has been teaching ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art since 2001. Her work is held in numerous international private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and is represented by Adrian Sassoon, London. 

LECTURE: 6.00pm – 7.00pm | UCA Main Lecture Theatre (W02) TICKETS: £10.00 | student concessions apply.

Advanced booking is essential and can be made in person, by calling 01252 891450 or purchasing online at

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Texture and Print Workshop with Sheena Bond @ 318 Ceramics. Sat 26th January 10am-3.30pm

Explore working with texture and print on this one day workshop with Sheena Bond. You will have the opportunity to learn about making your own stamps for bespoke designs, alongside using some of Sheena’s silk screens to print onto raw clay.

Workshop will use porcelain clay. Two best pieces will be glazed and fired.

Please bring your own lunch or buy from the cafe. 

Cost is £80, please book on-line on 318 Ceramics courses page, or email