Help with exhibition installation in London

Patricia has asked me to post the following request in the hope that she can find someone to help her out, sounds like an interesting opportunity if you are available and willing!


I am currently a MA student at the Royal College of Art (alumna of the UCA, and formerly trained in architecture), and am taking part in a show in London in July.

I am installing a very large sculpture, and would need 2-3 volunteers to help on July 2nd & 3rd in London.

I am looking for volunteers willing to gain professional experience in installation and exhibition work.

The job will involve clay modelling, and the use of ladders and scaffold. Appropriate training will be provided.

It is a great opportunity to work in a contemporary gallery setting, and to get professional experience in installation work.

Lunch will be provided, and you can also attend the private view (free drinks and the chance to meet lots of people). Could lead to more opportunities in the future, also, if we find we work well together.

Anyone willing to volunteer both days, we can discuss accommodation options.

Please get in touch with some samples of work, a short paragraph about yourself, replying to this email or

Looking forward to meeting you!

Patricia Mato-Mora

Drainpipe off cuts?

Does anyone have any off cuts of drain pipe approx 15cm /6″ diameter 40 cm/16″ X 4.

They would be really useful for the workshop tidy up this summer to store the measuring batons.

If you do, please take them along to the workshop.



Tile project for wood burning stove

WSP Lisa Ingram from Julia’s Tuesday class has kindly shared some photos of the tiles she made in class to put behind a new wood-firing stove in her kitchen.

All the plaster behind the stove had begun to crack and peel off because of the heat from the fire, so they dug into the wall behind, put some backer board in the space and tiled onto that, so the tiles are flush with the wall.

Lisa used the turquoise and green earthenware glazes on stoneware clay, fired to earthenware temperature, and quite understandably is quite pleased with the result!

If anyone else has a project that they would like to share with this community, please do send them to me I and I will happily post them on our website.

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“It was amazing and I’m feeling inspired!”

Since being selected for the West Street Potters’ Award 2015,  Rachel Whitehead has attending a 4-day course run by John Evans in Sussex to further her understanding and studies of Raku.

“It was amazing and I’ m feeling inspired!”

Rachel has given a big thank you to WSP for funding the alternative workshop.  There is a display of some of the pieces she made in the glass cabinet and she plans to organise a talk to tell us all about her experience, so hopefully we can learn something too.

For anyone who is interested in applying for next years award, the closing date for applications will be the last day of February 2016.  Application Forms will be available to download from the website and will also be emailed to Members in early January 2016.

Rowledge Primary School visit WSP

Two new WSP members, Emma and Julie helped Rowledge Primary School children make some large garden pots to give as a present to the school when they leave in July. An immensely successful and joyful event for the whole class who have no facility for messy art based activities at school. Surprisingly they were also very enthusiastic clay ‘wedgers’ and ‘stompers’, slamming clay on the bench and leaping up and down on a clay pudding contained in a plastic tray. They’re wasted at school when they could prepare all our clay for us!

Julia Quigley

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Exhibition of Community Work

Graham Mollart, who runs FADEG (Farnham Art & Design Education Group) is planning a weekend exhibition of community art work this Autumn in The Long Gallery at The Maltings.

He is keen to include Art/craft work from local groups and individuals of all age groups and interests.

Please contact Suzanne, who is a West Street Potter if you are interested in being involved, Tel 01252 449196, email