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Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Upcoming events

Cornwall Crafts Association - Christmas Fair at Penlee House Gallery and Museum 29th November to 10th January, 2015 The Christmas show celebrates the diversity of Cornish crafts people and provides an opportunity for unique and local Christmas shopping.
Winter Collection with ceramics at One Church Street Gallery 27th November to 31st January, 2015 Mixed show includes Clare Crouchman's ceramic art
Jennie Gilbert - Christmas Sale of Pottery at Project Workshops 6th - 7th December 2014 Good Opportunity to meet Jennie Gilbert in her studio and purchase her work.
Farnham Pottery Christmas fair at West Street Potters 5th December 2014 - 7th December 2014 Mixed gift fair with ceramics.

Recently added Courses

Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 4th - 6th February 2015
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. 
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 - 6th February 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 26th - 31st July 2015
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.

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.