The ‘Julia Quigley Archive’

Our tutor Julia Quigley has created a website that archives some of the projects she and West Street Potters have been involved in over the years, alongside some of her own work.

Members who have joined us more recently may be interested to see what amazing events have been possible with some funding and more importantly some creative vision and inspirational thinking.

These events have been focused on the community and giving people opportunities and the chance to explore their creative minds.  All have been championed by Julia…..a brilliant achievement.

A good place to start if you haven’t met Julia yet!


Missing Tea-Pot?

At the very end of last term a member of the Tuesday evening class glazed his porcelain teapot and matching stand in the two different celadons – H101 and Frith.  It was left on the glaze shelves at the end of term where other items were waiting.

The teapot had a lovely pulled porcelain handle over the teapot, unlike the normal side handles. It had a slight texture on the teapot and base.

Unfortunatley the tea-pot appears to have gone missing over the holidays.

Can anyone shed any light on what could have happened to it?  Please send an email to if you think you have seen it.

Many thanks

Shozo Michikowa…missing info!

As previously advertised, Shozo Michikowa will be in Petersfield as a guest of Petersfield Arts & Craft Society Potters Group (PACS), to give us a whole day’s demonstration of his unique skills on SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER – in HERNE FARM LEISURE CENTRE, PETERSFIELD.

He has had a new book published. There is a link to the information Shozo has sent about it below.

PACS are so lucky to have him, as he finishes his week long course at West Dean on the Friday, and is giving a lecture and demo on the Sunday afternoon at the V&A in London!!

But now you don’t need to go to London to see him – just come to Petersfield – and for a whole day, not just an afternoon!

Shozo will demonstrate his famous ‘cut and twist’ sculptural pots on the wheel.  He will also make tea bowls, teapots and other forms in both traditional Japanese and his own distinctive styles.

If you haven’t booked and would like to attend, please contact Richard Hollingbery who is a WSP member in the Tuesday evening class (see his details on the attached poster).

Shozo demo 7oct17 pdf

info re Shozo’s book


Raku Dates for Autumn Term

There are some new dates for Raku sessions in the Autumn Term on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  Details on our website.

Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a place.

Priority will be given to WSP members.  It is pay on the day, but if you do not give more than 48 hours notice that you are unable to attend, you will still be charged if the place cannot be filled.