Materials and Raku Kiln on offer

A gentleman has been in touch, wondering if anybody would be interested in taking some pottery equipment off his hands. He taught ceramics at Farnborough 6th form college and took some raw materials when the dept closed, including glazes, oxides (iron, mang, nickel etc (alkaline frits etc) some tools, props and also a Fulham pottery portable Raku kiln (was originally £600 plus).

If anybody would like it and be prepared to collect then please let me know. He has fitted all into the back of a Ford C Max with seats down.

He is looking to move and would like it to go somewhere it will be used.

Please get in touch with Peter directly if you are interested, email:

Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture: Meissen Fountain Restoration Project

Dr Steve Brown

Tuesday 6th March

Dr Steve Brown

Reception UCA 5.30-6.30pm Lecture 6-7pm UCA Lecture Theatre W02

Tickets for the lecture are £10 each and need to booked directly with the Crafts Study Centre.

Emmanuel Cooper was a patron of 318 Ceramics and we were given the privilege of hosting a memorial lecture in his name each year in partnership with the Crafts Study Centre. This is the fifth in the series and we are delighted to have Dr Steve Brown delivering the 2018 lecture.

Dr Steve Brown will give a fascinating lecture about the restoration of a historic porcelain fountain commissioned in 1747 as a dessert course table centre piece to celebrate the marriage of the Dauphin and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony. It was manufactured by Meissen in their newly invented European hard paste porcelain.

This illuminating lecture takes its audience on a captivating journey covering all aspects of such an enormous task.

Dr Steve Brown will also be running a summer school at 318 later in the year.

An Inspirational day with Dylan Bowen at Farnham Pottery

Sunday 25th March 2018 – 10am – 4pm

Following up on the success of the Margaret O’ Rorke day, 318 Ceramics is delighted to announce a visit to the Pottery from another inspirational potter, this time we will be hosting Dylan Bowen.

Dylan Bowen

Join us for a talk and demonstration in the Fancy loft at Farnham Pottery with an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards.

Dylan will demonstrate his making and slip decorating techniques. The emphasis will be on a dynamic and spontaneous use of materials. He will show how he works both on and off the wheel, using different approaches such as carving, throwing, assembling and hand building. Dylan will then show various slip decorating methods using slip trailers, brushes and pouring.

Tickets cost £25 in advance Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Book your tickets at:

For any further information please email Fiona Knight at

318 Ceramics and West Street Potters students are invited to bring a plate of food to share for lunch.

Small free car park at the pottery and unrestricted parking in the surrounding streets.  Due to the age and nature of the building there is unfortunately no disabled access.