Our neighbours at 318 Ceramics have availability on their 12 week throwing class starting Wednesday 13th April, 2pm – 4.30pm. Katrina is also a WSP tutor and highly recommended for her throwing tuition, expertise and experience.
This course in throwing on the potters wheel is suitable for both beginners or for those with some knowledge but who would like to improve their skills.
Firing and glazing will be at an additional cost, calculated on per kilo of finished work.
12 week course
Tutor: Katrina Evangelidou
Runs from 2pm -4.30 pm
Please note there will be no class on Wednesday 1st June (half term)
The last glaze firing before Easter is taking place today. Louis and Ian will unload on Monday afternoon if anyone is desperate for anything before the holidays.
THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN IS BACK!
BBC Two contest The Great Pottery Throw Down is returning in 2016 and the production team are currently looking for the next batch of great amateur to early career potters to take part. Perhaps you aspire to become a full-time professional? Or, are you looking to take the next step up in your pottery practice? Maybe you simply want to show the nation your work!
Whatever your ambitions, if you live and breathe pottery, are confident and enthusiastic and you fancy your chances then we would love to hear from you!
Just head to http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart to download an application form.
If you or someone you know thinks they have what it takes, then please do encourage them to visit the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart where they can download the application form and simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
For anyone who missed the last flower pot workshop at WSP, 318 Ceramics is hosting another one. The last one was a fabulous day, everyone attending had a great time, so it is a highly recommended event and places will be snapped up fast.
All WSP members should be aware of this. We need to invest in the WSP members of the future.
If young people are not given the opportunity to gain a creative experience at school, it will be a tragedy.
Please add you name to the petition – 100,000 signatories are needed before the Government will have a debate. Please alert your friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone you think may feel strongly about this issue.
Don’t wait – act now – the end of April , when this could be implemented – is not far off.
Help save art and design education for future generations
In a report by NSEAD (the National Society for Education in Art and Design) on art, craft and design education in the last 5 years, responses from schools included showing a decrease in the time allocated for art and design; a fall in levels of art and design attainment reached by pupils joining secondary school, i.e. at primary level; and 93% of teachers agreed that Ebacc (the English Baccalaureate) had reduced opportunities for students to select art and design at Key Stage 4 (GCSE).
The Department of Education is planning to make the EBacc all but compulsory in all schools. The Ebacc has no provision for any of the arts or design. If these plans become a reality, there would be little, if any room left for pupils to study creative industry relevant subjects and the arts could be squeezed out of schools altogether. Our future designers, engineers, architects would probably only come from private schools. Is that what we think is right?
A national campaign was launched last year and is still continuing. You can find it at
Almost 78,000 people and organisations – such as the Royal Academy, the Craft Council, various universities, art colleges, drama and music schools as well as businesses – have already signed it. They need 100,000 to trigger a full parliamentary debate. If you agree that all children need a rounded education and the opportunity to develop their full potential, please consider adding your name.