What a Hoot!

As part of our 20 year anniversary celebrations this year we are inviting all members to make an pottery owl, creating a ‘Pottery Parliament of Owls’.

You are encouraged to create an owl in any size, shape, colour, design you like….

The Parliament of Owls will be displayed at the pottery for a wonderful photo opportunity to mark us being at the Farnham pottery for 20 years.

You can then keep your owl, or we are open to ideas for what to do with them…..let us know if you have any thoughts, e.g charity raffle/auction.

Here are some the kids made to give you some inspiration!!

Volunteers for Care Home Open Day.

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.

Contact: Hannah Nicholls and Jay Morgan

Email:Activities.Bournewood@Porthaven.co.uk

Tel: 01252 941300

WSP Award Winner 2019

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.

Gareth Mason Throwing Masterclass

Saturday 4th May, 10am – 4pm

Hosted by 318 Ceramics @ Farnham Pottery

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.

£100

BOOK HERE:
https://www.318ceramics.co.uk/product/gareth-mason-throwing-workshop-2/

Bring your own lunch or buy in the cafe.
Clay included, does not include firing.

Max 8 students

Electric Kiln for Sale

Many years ago, in the mid 90’s Kate was a member of WSP. She now has
a small top loading kiln to sell and wondered if anyone would like it?

It is 19 years old but has never been used. It was a replacement for one the removal men damaged she has’t had the space to set it up and use it since 2000.

Kate is only asking £100 for it as it needs to go – as she has even less space now!

The internal dimensions are 40cm diameter by 30cm deep. Includes the shelves and supports to go with it.

Please get in touch directly with Kate if you are interested:
k_robotham@sky.com

Rebecca Hutchinson Talk and Demonstration

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.

Saturday 22nd June, 10am – 4pm | £65 including lunch | Fancy Loft @ Farnham Pottery

CLICK HERE TO BOOK