London Potters Members Open Exhibition: 3rd to 6th of November 2022 | Snapshots

London Potters Members Open Exhibition | 3 November – 6 November 2022 | Downstairs at The Department Store in Brixton.

A group exhibition put on by London Potters for its Members was held from the 3rd of November in Brixton, London. The annual open exhibition is a unique opportunity to see LP Members’ work and attend a fun event perfect for makers, collectors and students. An inspiring event for any pottery lover to explore emerging ceramic artists as well known and established names and discover a great range of styles, skills and techniques.

This year’s exhibition displayed work by 90 members – each one represented with three pieces of their work – and hosted in the gorgeous landmark building at the ‘Downstairs’ Gallery of The Department Store in Brixton. 

Work displayed was available for purchase to the public, offering a chance for everyone to buy a piece of ceramic work directly from London Potters Members, while a percentage of the LP commission has been donated to FiredUp4, a charity which aims to raise funds to facilitate pottery studios in OnSide YouthZones across the UK. FiredUp4 is led by London Potters’ Ambassador Kate Malone MBE.

Article with more details from the event will be on the next issue of the London Potters Magazine – No. 212 Dec. 2022/Jan 2023.

Photo credits of the venue: James Jones

Snapshots from the award ceremony.
Rich Miller our new Hon. President had the task of judging 270 pots in a variety of categories and we are thrilled to have him on board with us at London Potters.

A look back at our members exhibition and a chance to recognise the winners in the various categories judged. We were thrilled to welcome Nicky and Stuart Hartley of Hartley and Noble who donated one of their fabulous Batt Systems to the winner of the Best Wheel thrown category Birgit Pohl.

Winner of the best hand built category Asia Szwej-Hawkin was presented with a Potclays voucher. Congratulations to Asia and a massive thank you to Potclays.

Winner of the most humorous category was Alex Garnett. He received a Lucinda Livsey Clock and a voucher for Hartley and Noble.

The winner of the best surface decoration was Talia James who received a signed Linda Bloomfield Glaze book. Thank you Linda and congratulations Talia.

Winner of the best Functional prize was Simon Ollie . Simon won a voucher for Bath Potters. Congratulations Simon and thank you to Bath Potters.

Winner of the best Sculptural prize was Cathy Butcher who received two ceramic books. Cathy wasn’t able to join us for the prize giving so the books will be sent to her. Congratulations Cathy.

Winner of the best trio and two years free membership of London Potters is Lyn Tillinghast. Congratulations Lyn we are very pleased to have you on board.

There were so many wonderful submissions to our members exhibition the judges had a really hard time choosing. They selected 5 recipients to receive commendations but could have given many more.

Congratulations to Omer Oner, Pam Schomberg, Lynne Rossington, Roz Lee and Ely Wall.

Finally the winner voted for by the public was Ben Nicholas with his large sculptural piece. Congratulations to Ben.

(Photos credits: London Potters)