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Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair with ceramics at Courtyard Centre for the Arts 14th - 16th November 2014 In its 21st year featuring around 60 of the finest makers of contemporary craft. Choose from a stunning range of ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture, metal work, fashion accessories and much more.
Art Unwrapped - with ceramics at Babylon Gallery 2nd November to 21st December, 2014 Mixed show including ceramics by Christine Pike
Contemporary Ceramics Auction at MAAK 27th - 30th October 2014 Entries now invited for The maak Contemporary Ceramics auction- deadline for consignments is 19 September 2014
Art in Clay at Farnham 2014 at Art in Clay - Farnham 15th - 16th November 2014 The 18th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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¬†L’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.