Stayed late after class this morning and was lucky enough to bump into Louis Wilkes from Tuesday evenings. I was admiring his pots, lovely glaze and lovely shape. Richard’s glaze over Tenmoku….that combination does appear to produce the most pleasing results.
Also envious of the wine sampling that I am led to belived goes on a Tuesday evening, very chilled out. Making pots whilst glugging wine also sounds like a good combo. Guess that is the benefit of evening classes. Don’t think it would do to crack open the wine before noon…..or maybe…….
I’m sure Robert was really pleased with these two beauties! He attended the kiln club wood firing at the beginning of April and had a really enjoyable and interesting experience……stoking the fire for 7 hours and getting there for 6am!!
If you’re interested, click below to see a write up of the event.
Wood firing Returns to Farnham April 2010
The West Street Potters AGM is on Friday 30th April, starting at 7pm, being held at Farnham Pottery. Refreshments will be provided.
Following the formal business of the Meeting anticipated to be completed by 8pm; members are invited to continue discussions with each other and the directors on an informal basis on any matters of general interest.
We always require interested volunteers and if you or someone you know would like to take a more active part in the running of WSP please do not hesitate to contact one of the directors.
Note from Patsie – Friday Mornings.
Just to let you know that we are taking part in the Berkshire Open Studios. Yew Trees Studio will be open to visitors in the period from 1st May to 23rd May – see link below for exact dates & times.
It would be great if you could pop-in & see us for a tea or coffee.
Yew Trees OpenStudios 2010 Flyer – A5
Smoke fired test pieces made by Caroline Wilson, Tuesday morning classes.
Ever curious what would happen if a tin glaze was fired at stoneware temperature….well John from Thursday morning class tried it and here is the result. This is tin glaze over cobalt, manganese and copper oxides. The glaze bubbles, leaving fantastic craters and texture. Not everyones taste I’m sure but it’s right up my street and great as a decorative finish. Always worth experimenting!
The tile in the background shows the result after earthenware firing. (smooth surface and stronger oxide colour)
Not only has Zoe managed to make something this term….but she has made something beautiful. This is Cardew blue oxide under a blue celedon glaze made by Sue. A stunning success, a definite contender for the ‘favourite mug’ position I think.