Pottery demonstrations – fancy showcasing your creativity?

The Farnham pottery will be attending local fetes this year with the objective of supporting communities and promoting the Farnham Pottery as a ‘Centre for creative making to inspire and educate’.

Ceramics – Farnham Pottery Arts Programme – Eco Cinema – Theatre – Wood and Stone Sculpture – Yoga – Creative Writing – Bread Making, Cakes and Café – Art Classes – Exhibitions – Pottery Shop

This is a chance to show the breadth of creative activity  underway at the site and engage people in a dialogue around access to making.

Specifically, the events being supported are:

Farnham Transition Town and Farnham Local Foods – Gostrey Meadow Farnham – Saturday 10 June

Chiddingfold Fete – Sunday 11 June

Wrecclesham Fete -Sunday 25 June

The old Citroen van will attend each event and among other things it would great to have some pottery making activity being demonstrated –

Please let me know if you are able to volunteer at any of these events.  If we were able to show some throwing on a kick wheel, that would be fantastic.  

A great opportunity to get involved with the buzz at Farnham Pottery and showcase what a creative community we are.

Raku Ammonites

These Raku ammonites made by Jayne Webley, who attends one of our sculpture classes are a wonderful example of what can be achieved with raku.  Stunning and easily mistakable for the real thing – great talent!

Jayne Webley

Raku – Wed 24th May

Someone has dropped out of this Wednesdays Raku session.  If anyone would like to take the place, please let me know it’s 2-4pm (likely to over run). £10 for Members.

Bisque pots should be pre-glazed, but if your work is small, Kathy will be there from 1pm and it can be done on the day.

Niek Hoogland Summer School @ 318 Ceramics

Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th August
318 Ceramics is very excited to be able to announce that this year they will be running a summer school with the highly acclaimed slipware potter Niek Hoogland. This is a rare opportunity to attend an intensive master class course with this internationally renowned potter who has exhibited all over the world.
This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced throwers.
“Decoration starts in the making, the shape of the pot, a pouring lip on a jug or a well pulled handle, a texture made on the wheel all become part of the whole process of decoration”
This intensive five day course will focus on throwing and slipware ceramics and completion of a tableware set from designing to final completion. Students will have plenty of scope for individual experimentation and interpretation of this theme.

Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to experiment with different decorating techniques including pouring, slip trailing and painting and sgraffito. We will also look into slipware ceramics from a historical perspective and as a facet of contemporary ceramics.

The course includes 2.5 bags of clay, and the cost of firing and glazing a dinner set of 12 pieces to be collected at a mutually convenient date. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

Place are limited so it is advisable to book early.

Patia Davis – Earthenware Film

Short film (from a previous course at Wobage Farm) showing some of the techniques that will be demonstrated by Patia on 17th June at WSP.

Patia will be sharing some secrets of her vocabulary of alluring and lively mark-making in slip-decoration. Patia places a strong emphasis on experimentation, both in technique and design approach. Her decorated slabs are formed into humped moulded dishes and bakers.

A very interesting style and inspiring to watch.  There are still places available on 17th June so please get in touch to book a place.