WSP Award 2016

A reminder that applications are due by the end of February 2016 for this years award.  Don’t miss the opportunity to have a go at something new!


You may remember that last year we launched the West Street Potters’ Award which provides an annual award of up to £500 to fund a clay-related activity for one current West Street Potters’ Member.  This might include the cost of a ticket to a Ceramic Festival, funding for participation in a particular ceramic-practice course, or some other similar activity.

Our inaugural winner for 2015 was Rachel Whitehead, whose successful application to attend a residential Raku course with John Evans in East Sussex, enabled her to further her knowledge of this exciting firing process.  Photos and examples of the fantastic work she produced could be seen on display at our Winter Exhibition in November.

Applications are now invited from West Street Potters’ Members who wish to apply for this funding for 2016.  All applications must be received by the last day of February. The successful applicant will be notified in April.

The application form and terms are attached, or can be downloaded from the members tab on our website:


Rachel’s work from the Raku course on display at our Winter Exhibition, Nov 2015

Second Hand Leach Wheel?


I have been contacted by John Summerfield who is looking for a second hand Leach style kick wheel.  If anyone can help him locate one for sale, please contact him on

John tells me that he is also going to be building his own raku kiln so would be delighted to make contact with anyone who is already doing this. He originally studied as a craft potter many years ago and had his own studio some 30 odd years ago but the world moves on, new ideas and all that so he would like the opportunity to get in contact with people who are interested in raku.

John is based in Cardiff, but visit Surrey frequently, so please get in touch if you can help.


Coffee @ the Pottery this week

In addition to the usual Monday opening (10-2pm), the doors to the pop up coffee shop will be open in the Middle Building as follows.

Wednesday 10-4pm, 20th January.
Friday 10-4pm, 22nd January.

The listing consists of homemade cakes, two soups, breads.

Having enjoyed coffee and cake today (and smelled the soup!) I can highly recommend both the refreshments and the unique venue….go along if you can and enjoy!

Please contact Elaine or 07765 566930

Pilates at the Pottery

Pilates classes for beginners are starting in the Fancy Loft @ Farnham Pottery, brought to you by ‘Precision Pilates’.

Classes are starting on Thursday 28th January, 11.15-12.30pm.

The cost is £10 a session pay by the term.

Nick Oakley Bowen is an experienced and qualified teacher and holds classes in Farnham, Haslemere and Wrecclesham throughout the week.

Please contact Elaine or 07765566930

Precision Pilates

Richard Miller Demo – Sat 20th Feb

We are delighted and excited that Richard Miller will be joining us on Saturday 20th February for a demonstration day.

Richard who owns Froyle Tiles, previously based at Farnham Pottery, now in Hambledon is a passionate potter and his inspiring demos are not to be missed.

Recently seen at Art in Clay, he showed images of his influences alongside completed tiles for interior and exterior architectural commissions.  He also threw a cylinder which he opened out,  cut a tile which he then cast in plaster, and within half hour was able to use as a tile mould….Brilliant!!

Also known as ‘Rich the kiln packer’ in the Great British Throwdown, this event promises something for all potters.

Get in touch to book your place.

Richard Miller Flyer V3