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Clerkenwell Design Week, 21-23 May 2024

May 17th, 2024|

CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading design festival, open to designers, architects and general public. It will feature curated exhibitions, striking installations, showroom events, topical talks, design destinations, a fringe programme, food [... more]

Review of Raku workshop April, 2024

May 16th, 2024|

Review of RAKU workshop, by  Nicole Hollingworth, a ceramicist, PSAD Friends committee. If you like your pottery with a frisson of danger then do try a RAKU workshop. I spent a wonderful day doing just [... more]

New Press Arrives at PSAD!

March 25th, 2024|

The latest purchase by the Friends of PSAD is for a brand new Gunning roller relief press - which was was delivered to Putney School of Art’s Studio 4 this week. For the last few [... more]

PSAD exhibition – Leigh Jenkinson ceramics

January 22nd, 2024|

Leigh Jenkinson has recently completed her UAL Diploma in Ceramics. The exhibition shows her work completed during this time and can be seen at the main building PSAD in Oxford Road. It includes her ceramic [... more]

Remembering Ray Barker

October 12th, 2023|

Ray Barker had an early and important involvement in the creation of Putney School of Art. Ray was part of the group of students who formed themselves into the Friends of Putney Art School when [... more]

Clay in the Press !

October 11th, 2023|

We have been forwarded two interesting and relevant online magazine articles. Enjoy! Nigel Slater on his favourite ceramics in The Guardian: ‘Art has a place in my kitchen’. There is lots to learn - for [... more]

PSAD Christmas Fair 2023, APPLY to exhibit!

September 22nd, 2023|

We are delighted to announce that this year PSAD Christmas Fair will take place over the weekend of  2nd and 3rd December in the Art School building in Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ. PRIVATE VIEW will [... more]

PSAD Open Day, Sunday 1 October 2023!

September 15th, 2023|

The School will host an Open Day this year on Sunday 1 October! There will be workshops as an introduction for the community to come and try a class and Art and Craft stalls. The [... more]

The Book Launch – Miles Maskell

July 3rd, 2023|

The illustrated book "My Wife's Canary and other anecdotes" by the author and artist Miles Maskell had been launched recently . Miles is a sculptor, a Putney School of Art and Design student, and one [... more]

Happy International Women’s Day !

March 7th, 2023|

Happy International Women's Day !  Here is an interesting exhibition at tate Britain, by two young women artists. Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings present their fresco paintings depicting street scenes and exploring the relationship between [... more]

Putney Arts Theatre – our local theatre !

March 7th, 2023|

We thought it would interesting to mention our own community amateur theatre in Putney - Putney Arts Theatre - a delightful local theatre for adults and children. Here a little bit from their website: ABOUT Putney [... more]

PSAD New Art Courses in 2023!

January 25th, 2023|

Putney School of Art and Design has introduced new courses ! We have visited two of the new courses at the new 3D Campus - Woodworking and Fine Art Textiles. They are held in the [... more]

Album 1 – photos from PSAD Christmas fair 2022

December 9th, 2022|

This year's Christmas fair held over the weekend 3 - 4 December attracted a record number of visitors eager to enjoy the visual treasures and delightful selection of creative and artistic creations by numerous school [... more]

PSAD Call for Donations !

October 18th, 2022|

The School and the Friends are calling students and tutors to donate materials and equipment for new courses. Dig out your libraries, lofts and storages ! Dark Room photography Course -  tutor Simon Fernandez The [... more]

Friends’ Workshops Day, 16 October 2022

September 9th, 2022|

Get ready to apply for the next Workshop Sunday organised by Friends of PSAD  ! It will be run by artist, tutor and lecturer Nick Pearson (painting) and potter Tina Vlassopulos (ceramics). Booking will be [... more]

PSAD new 3D Campus!

September 8th, 2022|

Dear Students and Friends, welcome back to PSAD - an exciting term since we also now have our brand new second site, 3D Campus, at Bentley House, Disraeli Road, SW15 1RX. Link to the list [... more]

Opportunity for designers and creatives !

April 10th, 2022|

Small-scale producers and artists are invited to apply for grants to develop their ideas for sale by major retail stores. Swedish retailers Ikea and H&M teamed up to create an “ideas factory” on the high [... more]

Reviews from Friends’ Workshops Day !

March 22nd, 2022|

The latest Workshop Sunday was organised and held by Friends of PSAD on the 20 March 2022. Read below students' reviews and photographs from the day ! Review by Emma Hunter Jones on Julia Cassels [... more]

Friends’ Workshops Day, 20 March 2022

February 23rd, 2022|

The Workshop Sundays organised by Friends of PSAD are back and next one will be run by tutors Julia Cassels (painting) and Barbara Gittings (pottery). See details and download Booking form Here  or click on [... more]

Friends Exchange ! Sold !

February 23rd, 2022|

Friends Exchange is the place where you can exchange thoughts, ideas and things :) This is in addition to our dedicated Friends Merchandise page.  An opportunity to acquire a collection of paints/brushes/mediums and an H [... more]

New Friends Merchandise

February 4th, 2022|

Friends merchandise will make wonderful gifts for any occasion :) There is a special offer - discount for any purchase over £20 which includes tote bag. Please see all details on our dedicated Friends Merchandise [... more]

It was madness in them days !

February 4th, 2022|

A typical scene in the pottery c. 1981.     Dante (the pot head - who worryingly is still a tutor ) and Nick Nicholls  - finding their way. !  

Call to all Friends members !

February 4th, 2022|

Message to members from the Friends committee Dear Friends, Thank you very much for your continuing support of PSAD. It is very much appreciated. Your membership subs and the profits from events such as our [... more]

Thank you for visiting the Christmas Fair !

December 7th, 2021|

The wonderful Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair was back on Sunday ! It was preceded by the private view on Saturday evening, during which the Diplomas were awarded by our local MP, Fleur Anderson, to [... more]

Join The Friends of PSAD !

October 7th, 2021|

Join the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design ! The annual membership is only £10. You can pay in person or online. Enjoy all the benefits membership of the Friends brings, from lectures, [... more]

Friends Members Desk !

October 7th, 2021|

Signing up was an informal affair today ! Vicky and Nicole were joined by the very young (Vicky's grandson) and four legged friends :) Join the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design ! [... more]

Remembering Halina Nekanda-Trepka

October 7th, 2021|

Halina Nekanda-Trepka (b. Krakow, Poland 24th May 1926 née Płoska) artist & architect had a rich and varied life. She enjoyed attending Putney School of Art & Design classes for many years, specialising in etchings. [... more]

Glaze Room Purification !

September 19th, 2021|

Getting on with it in the glaze room ! A gang of cleaners descended on the pottery and glaze room one sultry August day. They did their very best to render it perfect for the [... more]

London Design Festival 2021 18 – 26 September

September 17th, 2021|

The London Design Festival is back in its 19th edition. Vibrant array of events, exhibitions, projects, installations, discussions and more, will take place across London from 18 to 26 September 2021. Visit ! Get involved [... more]

Our Putney Community

May 26th, 2021|

Connecting with the local community in and around Putney is an immensely important part of the work and activities of the Friends. The primary purpose of promoting the School and safeguarding the interests of [... more]

Rising to the Challenge of Lockdown

May 19th, 2021|

Like many groups at PSAD who have worked together over the years our Wednesday morning life class has developed a spirit in the mass. We are now a closely knit group of artistically motivated [... more]

NOT The Christmas Fair!

January 13th, 2021|

Oh,  how we missed the REAL Christmas Fair !    Those were the days and will be the days again -  hopefully in 2021. But we did have the ‘NOT the Fair’   The final total is [... more]

The Wednesday Isolationists

November 13th, 2020|

Prior to the Lockdown of 2020 a small group of artist friends in Putney met regularly on Wednesday mornings in each other’s houses, or weather permitting in Richmond Park or on the Thames tow path to [... more]

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