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Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Andrew Hazelden at Studiopottery.co.uk

Andrew Hazelden

Upcoming events

Summer Exhibition with ceramic art at Byard Art 26th July to 14th September, 2014 Includes new work from Helen Rondell
Peter Hayes: Time and Nature in Raku at New Ashgate Gallery 9th August to 20th September, 2014 Raku ceramics sculpture exhibition: Private view: 8 August, 6.oopm to 8.00pm. Peter Hayes
CENTRED at Farmleigh Gallery 8th August to 5th October, 2014 Includes New work from Mandy Parslow and coincides with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly at Dublin Castle 9th - 12th September 2014.
August Ceramics at Birmingham Botanical Gardens 16th - 26th August 2014 New work by Lichfield Group Midlands Potters Association

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on July 19, August 16 and September 20 2014.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 16th August 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on September 20 2014.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 20th September 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th July 2014
Svend Bayer will be holding a three day throwing workshop. TWO PLACES LEFT (8.7.14) If you want them act NOW!

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.