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Ceramics by James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Ceramics by Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Upcoming events

Spring show, with ceramics at Number Four Gallery 18th April to 5th July, 2015 Private View 18 and 19th April 2015. Jenny Colquitt will have new work showing.
Elsie Wigmore: Old Friends - New Tricks at Turnstone Gallery 18th April to 18th May, 2015 check closing date before visiting.
York Open Studios - Isabel Denyer at Wighill House 17th - 26th April 2015 As part of York open studios, come and see Isabel Denyer's work. See her website for more info.  Weekends only 17-19 April and 25-26 April
Reading Contemporary Art Fair at Rivermead Leisure Complex 24th - 26th April 2015 The fair brings together an eclectic mix of over 100 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries. More nearer the time.

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 - 12th April 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 - 12th April 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)

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.