Tower of London – Ceramic Poppies

The Tower of London –  Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat.

Photos by Tutor Kathy Mason who says it is well worth a visit.  A very powerful statment in ceramics. A must see!

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Cups and Saucers?

Does anyone have access to a catering set/number of cups and saucers?  They are required for the Winter Exhibition Private View on Saturday 15th November.

There is a large charge to borrow the ones from the Garden Gallery which we would rather avoid if possible.

Obviously they would be looked after and returned in the same condition.

Let me know.



Request for firing pictures

Do you any pictures of WSP’s in action….pit firings, smoke firings, raku, reduction firing etc?

We would like to enlarge them and display them at the winter exhibition to show people what we get up to.

If you have anything suitable that you would be happy to share, please send them to me.



Big Gas Kiln for Sale

Hi all,


Years ago, we bought a big gas kiln and restored it – only to find, it was actually a bit too big for us. Now we would like the space rather than the kiln. It consists of kiln-blanket insulation inside 6 iron panels on an iron frame.  It has two burners at the front and two at the back. Not  sure what gas the kiln was run on before, but we changed the burner jets to use propane

Outside:  1.20m height x 1.20m width x 1.13m depth, all on a frame on 40cm high legs. The chimney at the back(also on the frame) is 40cm x 40cm x1.64m. The chimney consists out of loose kiln bricks in a metal frame and can be extended with a flexible metal flue (5m of flue comes with the kiln). The door is 84cm x 1.20m(=width of the kiln)

The inside is roughly 1m x 1m x1.10m height. The usable space between  and above the fire channels is 60cm wide x1m depth x1m height.

The kiln can be moved “flat-packed” as it comes apart into 6 panels and some boxes of bricks. We moved the whole thing in a transit van. Buyer has to collect (and take it apart – if only so he will know how to put it back together).

Comes with some (but not a lot) of kiln furniture and a some meters of brand new kiln-blanket (+the buttons to attach it with) for repairs (unfortunately there is a small amount of mouse damage to two panels)

Price £250.00 ONO

For more information, details or more pictures please contact Tom and Eveline Chamberlain at 01329-833355 or We live near Fareham, HANTS.

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Farnham Pottery Christmas market

A reminder that this year The Farnham Pottery will be hosting The Christmas Fair on Friday 5th December  6pm-9pm.

All WSP’s are welcome to participate in any way possible to contribute to the ‘Christmas’ theme.  Other business on site include:

Lewis Visuals are selling mince pies and mulled wine for charity.
Mummy makes is opening to sell fudge.
Musicians are playing Christmas music!

Some WSPs have already reserved tables is anyone else interested either individually or as a group?

Some other ideas include a raffle to raise funds, pot shop, a WSP recipe book or calender.

If anyone would like to contribute or organise something, please let myself or Elaine know.