Vote for Surrey Artist of the Year 2017

During Surrey Artists’ Open Studios in June, Emma Godden, one of our technicians was shortlisted for Surrey Artist Of The Year 2017.

The exhibition opens this weekend at the New Ashgate Gallery. The private view is tonight, Friday 29th September 6-8pm.

The public are invited to view the exhibition and vote for their favourite artist. Voting closes on the 20th October, when the winner is announced.

Please give Emma your support.

Booking Christmas Fair Tables

The Farnham Pottery Christmas Fair is on 8 December.  Here’s the info you need if you want to book a stall.

Tables in WSP studio

Tuesday WSP member Nicholas Ragg has agreed to organise the booking of the tables in the WSP Studio: £15 per table payable on the night by cash or cheque. No admittance until 5.00pm to allow afternoon class to clear up. Bookings to state which class you are from e.g. Tuesday morning. Bookings to be made to Nicholas, email: Each ‘table’ to help with clearing up afterwards please.

Tables in main Farnham Pottery building

Please get in touch directly with Elaine if you wish to book a table in the main pottery building, email:


Anything else I should say? Nicholas

The ‘Julia Quigley Archive’

Our tutor Julia Quigley has created a website that archives some of the projects she and West Street Potters have been involved in over the years, alongside some of her own work.

Members who have joined us more recently may be interested to see what amazing events have been possible with some funding and more importantly some creative vision and inspirational thinking.

These events have been focused on the community and giving people opportunities and the chance to explore their creative minds.  All have been championed by Julia…..a brilliant achievement.

A good place to start if you haven’t met Julia yet!


Missing Tea-Pot?

At the very end of last term a member of the Tuesday evening class glazed his porcelain teapot and matching stand in the two different celadons – H101 and Frith.  It was left on the glaze shelves at the end of term where other items were waiting.

The teapot had a lovely pulled porcelain handle over the teapot, unlike the normal side handles. It had a slight texture on the teapot and base.

Unfortunatley the tea-pot appears to have gone missing over the holidays.

Can anyone shed any light on what could have happened to it?  Please send an email to if you think you have seen it.

Many thanks

Shozo Michikowa…missing info!

As previously advertised, Shozo Michikowa will be in Petersfield as a guest of Petersfield Arts & Craft Society Potters Group (PACS), to give us a whole day’s demonstration of his unique skills on SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER – in HERNE FARM LEISURE CENTRE, PETERSFIELD.

He has had a new book published. There is a link to the information Shozo has sent about it below.

PACS are so lucky to have him, as he finishes his week long course at West Dean on the Friday, and is giving a lecture and demo on the Sunday afternoon at the V&A in London!!

But now you don’t need to go to London to see him – just come to Petersfield – and for a whole day, not just an afternoon!

Shozo will demonstrate his famous ‘cut and twist’ sculptural pots on the wheel.  He will also make tea bowls, teapots and other forms in both traditional Japanese and his own distinctive styles.

If you haven’t booked and would like to attend, please contact Richard Hollingbery who is a WSP member in the Tuesday evening class (see his details on the attached poster).

Shozo demo 7oct17 pdf

info re Shozo’s book