Selected membership

What is Selected Membership?

When Anglian Potters was first founded, galleries offering exhibition space wanted  to be assured of the standard of work submitted.  A Selected Membership category was set up to guarantee quality, and give us access to a wider range of exhibition space.

All our selected members are skilled ceramic practitioners, though not necessarily professional,  producing work that reflects their personal approach to working with clay.

Becoming a Selected member is an individual choice that allows a member to demonstrate a level of competence - however, you have only to visit one of our open exhibitions to see that high quality work is produced by everyone.

Selected Membership provides Anglian Potters with a broad knowledge base, and those willing to give advice on many skill-based areas give their contact details in the newsletter.

Becoming a Selected Member

A selection committee meets once a year to consider applications.

You will need to submit a portfolio plus examples of your best work.

For full details, please contact the Selected Membership Secretary.

Members who are thinking of applying for selected membership are advised to have a review of their work prior to making a formal application. This can be arranged through the Selected Members Secretary.

Applications can only be accepted from those who have been a member for at least a year and have shown work in the annual open exhibitions. As a guide, the qualities the
selection committee will be looking for will include:

  • Demonstration of competence and employment of relevant skills/knowledge.
  • A personal approach that is not directly derivative of another maker.
  • A good understanding of any functional aspects (if applicable), and how they might relate to the overall form.
  • Evidence that aesthetic consideration have been given to the form, surface decoration where applied, (including glaze) and finish.
  • A commitment to contribute to the broader activities organised by Anglian Potters.

Selected members with a showcase page on this site are listed below

Selected Members

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