Clay Feast – October 2018

Message from Julia Quigley…..

Festive greetings to all WSP! Celebrate in any way you choose and we look forward to you returning refreshed in January 2018.

Spoiler alert for next year – This ‘delicious’ Clay Cake is made entirely from clay, the colours are just as they come straight from the bag (or ground).


It was made to celebrate the festive season and let all WSP members know about ‘Clay Feast’ a fabulous event that will happen next year.  Please put it in your 2018 diaries…you won’t want to miss out!


Volunteers will be needed and it’s not too soon to put your name forward if you’re interested.

Clay Feast

Tradition and Innovation

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th October 2018

Based on the 19th Century tradition, when Farnham Potters, paid Clay Diggers, and honoured the occasion with a festive meal.

From tradition to innovation ‘Clayfeast’ offers a marvelous opportunity for all in the community to explore the relationship between clay and food through hands on workshops making clay ‘food’, cooking in clay and preparing an ‘edible’ feast based on 19th Century menus.

Heritage, history and ritual will be stitched together through events, exhibitions and shared food…..we welcome you all to take part. 

Please talk to Julia Quigley if you would like to get involved.

Sustainable Jewellery Making Workshop

Saturday 16 December with Sarah Drew

Wild Jewellery Designer, Maker & Author

Just a few remaining places available

If you didn’t find what you were looking for at the Farnham Pottery Christmas Fair last Friday, then there’s only one solution – make something of your own.

Sustainable Jewellery

Join Sarah Drew this Saturday, 16th December (10am – 4pm) for her creative jewellery workshop where you’ll learn wire-wrapping, threading, crocheting and connecting skills that will enable you to make unique beach find rings, stylish pendants, cuffs and beautiful statement collage necklaces.

Take some inspiration from Sara’s work, you’ll be amazed at what can be achieved through simple techniques.

Bring some of your own found treasure to transform into contemporary statement jewellery or choose from Sarah’s Cornish beach finds including sea-glass, sea-plastic, driftwood and pebbles.

The workshop cost is £60 and includes lunch, all tools and materials. To book please go to or phone Guy on 07879 667000

Bat Amnesty

As we come to the end of the Autumn Term, please can you return any bats that you may have taken home, or have hanging around in your car.

We have had instances this term where personal bats have been removed from the pottery and not seen again.  These bats are clearly named and in some cases had work on them in the drying area.  Please do not remove someones work to free up a bat unless you have talked to your tutor.

We are especially short of the round, throwing bats, so the return of these would be much appreciated….they can’t all have disappeared!

Thank you