In this 90 minute online webinar, Anne-Marie Shepherd is going to take a deep dive into the social media platform Instagram.
She will cover…
Why use social media as a creative business?
Instagram the figures
Why use Instagram as a creative business?
The importance of a professional account and how to set it up
Instagram insights and analytics
Your bio and how to make it work well for you
The importance of images
Posting on Instagram; stories and reels and how to use them
Captions, hashtags and the introduction of keywords
Engagement and how to make yours better
Staying on track with Instagram
Anne-Marie will also be happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the presentation.
About Anne-Marie Shepherd and The Design Trust:
The Design Trust is a thriving online business school for designers, makers and artists. Anne-Marie Shepherd has over 15 years’ experience of working in the visual arts industry. She spent 10 years working with Tutton and Young Ltd organising the MADE design, craft and art events in London and Brighton and overseeing the marketing and PR. Now working part time alongside Patricia van den Akker at The Design Trust she manages the membership hub, The Business Club, as well as working on content creation for social media, blog posts, workshops etc. Anne-Marie also works freelance handling press and marketing for a small yet varied selection of visuals arts organisations.
Please download one of these forms to book your place:
We are pleased to announce our second Annual Makers Award, open to all London Potters members. The award encompasses our education remit and supports selected members in specialised ceramics professional development. The award comprises:
One year’s membership of London Potters.
Cash award of £300 to the winner and two runner-up awards of £100 each.
Mentoring session with Claire Pearce from Thrown Contemporary for the winner.
One year digital subscription to Ceramic Review for the winner.
Ceramic Review goody bag for winner and runners up.
Maker Focus feature in LP News
Certificate of Achievement
In your application you’ll need to demonstrate that any award granted will be used for the sole purpose of supporting your ceramic development.
Deadline for applications Tuesday 30 June 2021.
If you are an existing LP member application information is on the way to you. Not yet an LP member? Our new membership year starts on 1 May so now is a really great time to think about
These days it’s becoming more and more important to be able to use social media to share your work. Bill Mudge is a photographer known for his beautiful photos of art and sculpture. He has put a workshop together for London Potters explaining how to use phones/tablets to take professional looking photographs.
Location, lighting, props and composition will be covered. There will be instructions and demonstrations interspersed with practical activities, with the opportunity for individual feedback.
The workshop will be online, and you will need to be able to use Zoom, your smartphone camera/tablet, and to be able to email your photo.
We’re delighted to announce Jesse Finlay as the winner of the inaugural London Potters Annual Makers Award. In addition to the £300 first prize, Jesse also receives a mentoring session with Claire Pearce at Thrown Gallery, plus a number of other benefits.
All applicants were required to submit a maker statement outlining how they would benefit from the award for their continuing ceramics professional development. Jesse is a recent graduate from UCA Farnham and will be using the award towards setting up her home studio to develop her printed fabric and ceramic ink works. Runners up Ania Perkowska and Justine Jenner each receive £100 for their respective projects.
The award judges were LP Chair Fay De Winter, Vice Chair Lindy Barletta, President Stephen Dee and Claire Pearce from Thrown Gallery London.
A huge thank you to all LP members who applied for the award. We’ll be announcing the criteria and application details for the 2021 Makers Award next spring.
The LP Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 10 October. After much consideration, and due to the ongoing uncertainty over social gatherings, the meeting will now be held via Zoom video conferencing. The meeting will start at 11am and last for approximately one hour.
The agenda for the meeting has been emailed to all registered LP members, together with supporting documents. At the end of official business we will be announcing the winner of the inaugural London Potters Annual Maker Award. And for members attending there will be an opportunity to take part in a prize draw to win a Potclays voucher or pottery book.
Join us on Instagram @london.potters from 19 September through to 21 October where we’ll be hosting our #100under100 Virtual Sale! From bowls to bottles, shoes to sculpture, we’ll be featuring 100 exciting works, all priced under £100.
Due to the current coronavirus situation, and to support the Government’s social distancing and non-essential travel strategy, we will no longer be connecting enquirers with our members who are able to offer a kiln firing service.
are sure many people are turning to clay for a creative outlet during
these difficult times but we would not wish to put our members at any
unnecessary contact risk.
As soon as it is safe to do so, and in line with any government guidance, we will gladly resume this service.
Given the unprecedented coronavirus situation, we have cancelled the Linda Bloomfield event scheduled for 28 March and have suspended our events programme for the time being. LP Council will continue to monitor government advice and aim to restart our events programme as soon as feasible.