Bourne Wood Manor is a new care home, located in West Street in Farnham.
They are hosting an open day on the 28th June and the theme is the ‘Year of the Arts’
They have been in touch wondering if we have any volunteers who would be able to join them on that day to demonstrate pottery techniques to their residents, family and visitors. “It would be fantastic and also being a local pottery this would be lovely for the Farnham community”. They will also be having displays of works created by their residents.
If this would be of interest, they would love to hear from you. Also, if anyone is interested in running a workshop with their residents sometime they would love to know.
The board are delighted to announce that that winner of the WSP Award 2019 is Adele Goulty. Adele will attend the course ‘Experimenting with Porcelain Paper Clay’ with Lucy Cobb at West Dean College in July.
Well done Adele, we look forward to hearing all about it.
This is an annual award, available to all WSP members, to fund a clay related course or activity. Applications for 2020 to be submitted by end of February 2020.
This is a follow-up day for anyone who has attended one of Gareth’s previous throwing events, or already has previous throwing experience.
In this one day workshop he will thoroughly re-visit the essentials of throwing technique, focusing on any specific issues that participants may have encountered since the session they attended previously.
This is intended as a ‘top-up’ skill building experience. I will as usual look closely at every participant’s process and between us we will diagnose areas for development.
Gareth’s intention is for this day to be a ‘shot in the arm’, reinforcing past progress and encouraging a bold and dynamic engagement with the wheel.
Artists@318 are delighted to welcome the international artist Rebecca Hutchinson (Professor of Ceramics at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
Rebecca will talk, and later in the day demonstrate how she builds her exquisite large scale sculptures. Influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns, her work takes inspiration from growth patterns but does not replicate nature.
Her site specific works are assembled and constructed from clay and recycled materials using a variety of techniques such as hand building, slip trailing, dipping, layering and cutting.
For this demonstration Rebecca will be working with porcelain clay and paper.