Tuesday Evening Class Availability

There is late availability for the Tuesday evening class, 6-9pm for the Summer Term.

10 classes remaining of the 12 week course.

The course content is flexible and the class is made up of people with a variety of experience so there is no problem with missing the first two classes.

If you are interested in joining and starting  next week (Tuesday 7th May) please get back to me ASAP (weststreetpotters@btinternet.com) so that I can send you further information.

Cost is £126 for 10 classes.

You will need a bag of clay to get you started, which can be purchase via your tutor @ £10 per 12.5kg bag.  Firing is chargeable per kg.


Artists work and studio stolen, can you help?

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On the evening of Monday 15th April  thieves stole the studio of  Emily Burdon (who exhibits as Emily Feaver) with all its contents. Her studio, a shepherd’s hut, was loaded onto a trailer on a plot of land near Medstead. It contains her recent work, paintings and prints,, and much of her archive, together with her tools and materials. This devastating loss is all the worse for being probably not  the sort of thing  the thieves expected to find inside the hut : that being so it is possible that the contents may be dumped and publicity might be of help. Her contact number is: 01420 89651: mobile number: 077 92614633: email emilyfeaver@gmail.com

Emily, an artist, has used  her shepherds hut  as a studio  creating lino prints, oil paintings and watercolours. The hut also became a focus for all her influences and likes. Collections of old china, wallpaper samples, treasures from the garden and books. Emily is a professional artist and had spent the last two years building up a body of work ready to exhibit. Imagine her despair and horror when, on the morning of Tuesday 16th April, she turned up at our plot to find the the whole studio had gone.
Thieves had stolen a trailer from up the road then come  down and broken into our plot and hauled the whole thing away, Taking Emily’s Work, equipment and personal possessions with it. We called the police and they are doing due diligence, but in all honesty it could be anywhere. The hut was in the garden of our new build plot in Medstead near Alton Hampshire and although there were fears that it may possibly fall victim to petty crime or vandalism, we had not anticipated the taking of the whole hut.

We have a second larger shepherds hut we have been building ourselves and have taken immediate action to secure it.  We have removed one of the wheels and placed a trench and fence across our drive. You can never underestimate what thieves are capable of doing.

As a consequence of this theft we are keen for any information or sightings anywhere in Britain. Not only the shepherds hut – Which has green corrugated iron walls with dove grey roof. A small window to the rear and a larger window in the right hand wall. There is a fitted bed frame across the back wall and the walls and ceiling are painted off white with a mustard coloured painted floor. It also has polystyrene insulation pushed up between the floor joists from below.
Emily is  desperate to retrieve the contents. They may have been dumped, or burned, or there may be a chance that someone tries to sell them on. Any work will have the monogram ‘EF’ within it. To see the sort of work that was present you can look at Emily’s web site.


You can also contact Emily at emilyfeaver@gmail.com

The Fabulous Sewing Sisters – One Day Course

West Street Potters Pam Dew and Roly Phillips (aka The Fabulous Sewing Sisters!) are extending their talents to offer dressmaking lessons – The first one is for beginners and further workshops for more competent dressmakers will follow.

This workshop on Saturday 25th May aims to start from the beginning; getting to know your machine; covers some basic skills of sewing and understanding and using a paper pattern.

The cost of the day includes a lovely lunch and a paper pattern.  Attendees will need a sewing machine, a basic sewing tool kit and sufficient fabric to make an apron.  We will advise on type and quantity.

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Reminder of term dates

A few people have contacted me regarding term dates, so as a reminder….

Spring            7 Jan  – 19 April 2013         (Easter Break 25 Mar – 12 Apr)

Summer        22 Apr  – 19 July 2013        (half term 27 May- 02 June)


Because Easter fell so early this year, there is one week left of the Spring term after the Easter break and then the Summer Term will start immediately after.