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New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Upcoming events

Art and York - with Christine Pike ceramics at York Racecourse 27th - 29th October 2017 120 artists and designer-makers showing a wide range of high quality and innovative work from glass and ceramics to painting and...
Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition at All Saints Church 11th November to 11th December, 2017 A selling exhibition of the work of  60+ members of Anglian Potters.
Midwinter Market with ceramics at Tithe Barn, Kent 18th - 19th November 2017 Designer makers [including ceramicists] & artisan food.
Made by Hand in Cardiff at City Hall, Cardiff 3rd - 5th November 2017 Mixed show with over 140 makers, including a number of well known ceramicists. 

Recently added Courses

Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley


Ed Bentley runs a series of both 3 day and individually designed one-to-one sessions. The three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background.

These in depth courses are for all abilities and cover the following skills:
• shape designing and concept sketching
• creating your own technical drawing
• plaster modelling/carving by hand
• lathe and bench whirler plaster turning
• plaster sledging/profiling with a metal tool
• tea pot handle and spout modelling
• sprig moulding and relief clay modelling
• plaster mould making (from simple drop-out to multi-part moulds)
• slip casting

Full details of currently available courses (in December 2014, February and April 2015 )can be seen on Eds profile page and under the courses section

These courses are suitable for all and are residential in nature. The location and contact details are:

Address: Manifold Craft Barn, Wetton Road, Butterton, Staffordshire, England, ST13 7ST.
Telephone: +44 (0)1538 304604  Mobile: +44 (0)7760368169
Email: edwardjosephbentley@gmail.com
Web-site: www.manifoldcraftbarn.co.uk

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Posted on November 3 2014 under News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.