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Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Upcoming events

Nicholas Lees and Ashraf Hanna. at Puls Contemporary Ceramics 10th January to 21st February, 2015
Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015 (25th year!) at Mall Galleries 8th - 17th January 2015 This ever-popular winter craft exhibition, run by the Society of Designer Craftsmen, is recognised as a leading platform of the best talent in ceramics, furniture, jewellery, glass and textiles. 
Fire - Lisa Hammond at Scottish Gallery 7th - 31st January 2015
Made with Love - includes ceramics at Craft Centre & Design Gallery 17th January to 14th March, 2015 Mixed show with ceramics by Kirsty Adams

Recently added Courses

Masterclass - Glaze Technology (C01003-141501) with Emma Johnstone - 19th January to 30th March, 2015
Designed to give you an introduction to the subject of glaze technology and glaze chemistry (note: start date a week later than published due to moving buildings!)
Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 3rd - 5th December 2014
These 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. 
Potter's wheel workshop - Eastnor Pottery - Jon Williams and Sarah Monk - 24th January to 19th December, 2015
Spend the day 'throwing' pots on the potter's wheel. See many individual days.
Children's School Holiday Pottery Sessions - Eastnor Pottery - 18th February to 28th October, 2015
Fabulous, themed, workshops that take place every school break.

Wali Hawes – Fire Trees

An article by Wali about building and firing a set of fire trees. There is also comment in “Terrart”a Barcelona magazine published by┬áL’Associaci├│ de Ceramistes de Catalunya. See front cover above…

This is a copy of the article on Wali’s blog – for more interesting articles visit his blog.

Heloisa Alvima is a potter from Brazil who lives in Monferrier, France. I was very happy to be invited to build and fire a set of Fire Trees which would coincide with the festival of San Jean which is also the same day as the Summer Solstice. The setting was the Culture Centre and I was ably assisted by students from the ceramics school, local potters and enthusiasts. We started off with the usual coiling techniques and found the clay as supplied by SolarGil to be good allowing us to dry out the structure quite rapidly without cracking. Those who participated in the project were also invited to create decorations that reflected the local landscape or at least inspiration was from our surroundings. I did so in order to make people more aware of the environment in which we inhabit not only in the physical sense but also in the social context. It is another aspect of the Fire Trees that go beyond technique and process.
It was great to have the support of the Asociation de Clubs de Loisir (Hope that is how it is spelt!), Daniel who is the president, Gerard who put up with me and his wife Jo—many evenings were spent enjoying their hospitality, Loule, Izabu, Tibo, Caren and a host of others. Their help and kindness also the hospitality knew no bounds. If I have forgotton anybody then I allow myself to be shot for such an omission. Unfortunately we discovered that the clay did not quite meet up to the tremendous stresses during the firing and structural damage was quite severe…despite our attempts to repair the damage I am afraid the trees will have to be re-built and fired again. We got to temperature and the clay fired well…in some cases it actually fused. The firing was quite a spectacle. Looking forward to the next firing.

Also see the U Tube video of the event.


Posted on October 14 2009 under Event Reviews.