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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

Peter Beard - ceramic sculpture at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 16th October to 15th November, 2014 New Ground - Peter Beard - solo show
Open studios exhibition - Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen at Milton Malsor Village Hall 4th - 5th October 2014 Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen, Open Studios Exhibition with peter cosentino showing new work.
John Newland Paintings Eddie & Margaret Curtis Ceramics at Bircham Gallery 11th October to 5th November, 2014 Solo show with new ceramics from Margaret Curtis, together with paintings by John Newland.
Christmas Fair with ceramics - Georgie Beadman at Defence Academy, The 18th October 2014 to 5th November, 2014 Includes work from Georgie Beadman

Recently added Courses

Daniel Johnston Workshop - 11th October 2014
Spend a day watching this world renowned potter -wheel thrown/slip decorated large jars
David Melville and Bev Burt - ceramics workshop - 31st December to 1st January, 2015
Workshop open to all ages, making cylinders inspired by Edmund de Waal which will be displayed along with Edmund de Waal's at the exhibition.
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 8th October to 12th November, 2014
6 week course starting Wednesday 8th October 201410.00 - 1.00 £180 for 6 weeks   + £5 firing charge

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.