London Craft Week – Understanding Ceramics: an introduction for the curious

As part of London Craft week, on 3rd May the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London is hosting an illustrated talk as a way into the world of ceramics for new comers. Using actual work you can touch and feel as a guide, they will examine and explain history, technique, material and the contemporary scene.


Tickets £5 including glass of wine or soft drink.


Patia Davis Demo – 17th June

West Street Potters are delighted to welcome Patia Davis to our workshop for a demonstration day on Saturday 17th June.  Many of our members have shown an interest in her work, so we look forward to seeing you there, for what promises to be another inspiring show of skill, creativity and inspiration.

Patia studied pottery on the Harrow Studio Pottery course between the years 1986-1988 and furthered her studies at Cardiff until 1990, before being invited by Mick Casson and his wife Sheila to be part of the team at Wobage Farm Craft Workshops in the spring of 1990 where she continues to pot today, twenty or so years later.

Please get in touch to book your place.

Patia Davis

Southern Ceramics – Kim Jin Eui Demo

Southern Ceramics Group – Demonstration

Kim Jin Eui will be running a demonstration of ceramic building and decorating

10am to 4pm, on 23 April 2017, Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Rd, Hayling Island, PO11 0HB

Jin Eui Kim is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. Originally from South Korea, he now lives with his family in Cardiff, UK. Whilst at Cardiff School of Art & Design he studied the illusory effects of the application of tonal bands to three-dimensional surfaces. He graduated with a MA and PhD in Ceramics. He was then accepted into Graduate Residence at Fireworks Clay Studios, Cardiff and remains a full time member. He is a member of Contemporary Applied Art (CAA) and the Craft Potters Association (CPA).


His work has been exhibited world wide. Industry and artistic recognition has led to selection for the AWARD exhibition in the British Ceramics Biennial in 2013, and the HOT ROOKIES special exhibition for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea. He was recently winner for Homes & Gardens Designer Awards within the China & Glass Category. The Manchester Art Gallery and The National Museum (Wales) have purchased his works for their permanent collections.
For more details of his work please see: › Artists


To book a place please contact Zyg:  Tel. 02392 469104, Mob. 07864 995843

The registration fee is £20 for members, £25 for guests.


Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available on the day.

Please bring a contribution to an American Supper style lunch, as well as your own crockery and cutlery

Sale of work by Mary Wondrausch – 28th April, Ewbank’s Auction House

Many of you have asked about the work by Mary Mondrausch.

Ewbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house, is preparing for a special sale of the work of artist and potter Mary Wondrausch, on April 28th, including her globally renowned slip-decorated earthenware and paintings.


The sale on April 28th will include over 100 lots of pottery and over 150 lots of her paintings, plus items of furniture from her house which were distinctively hand-painted by her in Bloomsbury style.

More of Wondrausch’s outdoor collection will be going under the hammer on May 11th in Ewbank’s garden auction, including chimneys, and  terracotta pots.

Majolica Decoration Workshop with Myra McDonnell

Have you wanted to perfect (or begin to learn) some professional decorating techniques?
Or learn some useful tips about colour blending? Come along to a DECORATING DAY

on Saturday MAY 20th, 10am – 3.30/4pm

Our Monday tutor Myra McDonnell will be running a day workshop focusing on ‘onglaze majolica decoration’.  Having spent her life as a decorating potter in the industry and studio pottery world, her knowledge is extensive and this will be an interesting and inspiring session.

In the morning you will discuss the history, demonstrate and trial various techniques.

After lunch you will decorate pieces for firing.

Choice and use of brushes and preparation of pigments and stains is included.

You will get the opportunity to try sponge, banding and pouncing (design transfer) along with traditional brush work and anything else there is time for like resist, scraffito and easy lettering.

Though you will be using Aldermaston’s tin glaze as the base, these techniques can be transferred to stoneware and this will be discussed.

If you want to use a stoneware glaze you can use WSP’s FH7 glaze. Stoneware bisque can be used with my tin glaze, but with the possibility of pinging later!

Plain bisque plates and brushes will be available, but bring your own bisque bowls and brushes for your final pieces.

Work will be fired and returned to West Street Potters for collection.

This class will be for 10 people only at a cost of £35 payable on the day. Please contact Rachel to book, email:

The Farnham Pottery café will be open or bring your own lunch.