RHS Wisley – Water Feature

RHS Wisley have been in contact with me, they are exploring the idea of building a water feature for their new tea garden designed to look like a large teapot pouring into a cup.

They are currently exploring the concept, getting an idea of costs and are looking for a potter to create a large frost-resistant teapot and cup.

Let me know if you are interested in finding out more and I will pass on the contact details for Rebecca Bevan, Team Leader (Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs).

Initial timescales for installation are Spring next year.

Sounds like an interesting project!

Share your skills…

West Street Potters Need You!

West Street Potters would like to build a register of those members, their relatives and friends, who have trades or professional skills and who would be willing to share their expertise, should the company need it.  For example:

Electrician for occasional kiln or wheel maintenance

Man with a van for moving exhibition furniture

Legal / Solicitor for advice in specific company problems

If you, or someone you know, would be prepared to offer professional help to West Street Potters, in any capacity, on a pro bono basis, please contact Rachel Dance on  weststreetpotters@btinternet.com

Thank you

WSP Board

Sculpture Workshops – Alice Holt

As you may know, Shipwrights Way www.hants.gov.uk/shipwrights is a new long distance path which runs from Bentley station, through Alice Holt Forest, on down Cradle Lane and across Broxhead Common; it is open to walkers, cyclists and, in places, horse-riders.

We would like to invite you to a workshop on Sunday 9th December at 12-2pm on the green at Alice Holt Forest to gather ideas for potentially 4 small sculptures along this section of the route.

The artist Richard Perry has been chosen to work with Hampshire communities to ‘Tell the Story of the Landscape’, creating sculptures along the Shipwrights Way.  From tales of medieval shipbuilders to Roman potters, chalk pits and dew ponds, local wildlife or even aspirations for the future, we want to make sure that the things that the people living along the Shipwrights Way think are important about their communities are reflected in the finished work.

This workshop will be an informal ‘turn up and have a go at carving’ and is an opportunity to find out more and to put forward ideas for possible sculptures. Please do also send this on to anyone you may know of who may be interested.

Richard will carve twenty sculptures in all for this fifty mile trail, mostly in creamy Portland stone and around the size of a person; next to each sculpture will be a code, for access to web-pages with more information about that area (old maps, photos, poems, etc).  We are keen that each sculpture is in keeping with the landscape, celebrates local communities and encourages visitors to dig further into the fascinating life of the area.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute some ideas, you can contact Richard on shipwrightswaymarkers@gmail.com