We are delighted to announce that Caty March is the winner of this years WSP award.
We provide an annual award to fund a clay-related activity for one current West Street Potters’ Member.
Caty will attend a course at West Dean – Throwing Functional, Traditional and Contemporary Forms, with Alison Sandeman – from the 28th July to the 3rd August 2018.
We hope to see some of her creations from this course on display at our Winter Exhibition in November this year.
After the success of Dylan’s masterclass at Farnham Pottery last week, some of you may be interested in these slipware courses.
MAJOLICA DECORATION WITH MYRA McDONNELL
Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
This popular workshop with Myra McDonnell who has spent a life time as a decorating potter and this session will prove to be both interesting and inspiring.Decorating techniques covered during the workshop will be sponging, bonding and pouncing (design transfer) along with traditional brushwork.
- The use of brushes, preparation of pigments and stains are all included in the price, along with some bisque plates to practice on.
- Please bring along 2 or 3 of stoneware or earthenware bisque pieces (small) to decorate with your own pattern ideas.
These will be fired by Myra and available to be collected at a later date from 318.
Bring lunch with you or eat in the cafe.
To book your place visit 318 Ceramics website www.318ceramics.co.uk/courses-and-events
tel: 07468 696620
This wonderful demonstration by Dylan Bowen was like being immersed in a double chocolate brownie!
The ingenuous warmth and apparent simplicity of Dylan’s approach hid a carefully considered process. Throwing dishes, clay wrapped around dowels, flat plates, all treated with a casualty that belied the thought processes.
Slip slopped and squirted – blown Raspberries – a performance with a dancers grace, the subtle changes in movement welcomed or rejected. We all shared, for that day, his joy in a serendipitous journey where travelling is all.
Dylan was refreshingly unpompous in saying: “sometimes I sit and look at my pots, I’m not thinking anything, just looking”.
318 Ceramics and WSP Potters ‘did not disgrace themselves’ with a superb lunch and visitors new to the pottery site were appreciative of it’s unique atmosphere.
The dog is signing up for a Masterclass!
318 Ceramics currently have spaces on the Tuesday afternoon Children’s Clay Club, ages 7-10 years.Tuesday 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost £130 plus £5 term for glazing. 10 week terms
New Term starts 24th April -1/2 term 29th May Term finishes 3rd July.
One Day Handbuilding Workshop – Saturday 28th April
with Adele Goulty in WSP studio @ Farnham Pottery, 9am – 4pm
The day will be about creating both simple and complex shapes using coiling and sculpting back, and how to design a form from a found object such as a pebble, seed pod or piece of wood etc.
Clay will be provided, as this is the clay I use for my work and I will bisq fire up to two pieces per person . This clay is also good for raku firing so would be perfect if you are going to participate in some raku workshops at WSP or 318 this summer.
Clay and bisq firing included in the £50 fee.
There will be a break for lunch and we can book a table in the cafe if you wish (not included ) or bring your own food to have in the studio. Coffee and tea will be provided.
For further details please get in touch or contact me for payment details.
Tel: 01428 685652 Mobile : 07963 367156
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