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Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers at Barwick Hall 13th September to 12th October, 2014 Annual show with new work.
Nicola Tassie: Craft at Standpoint Gallery 18th September to 26th October, 2014 This exhibition marks a point of reckoning in the oeuvre of Nicola Tassie, one of London's most sought-after studio ceramicists and teachers. Opening: 18 September 6.00pm - 8.30pm 
TAKESHI YASUDA - New Ceramics at Beaux Arts 8th September to 4th October, 2014 TAKESHI YASUDA - New Ceramics
Cleo Mussi solo ľ Strange but Kawaii at Bluecoat Display Centre 12th September to 8th November, 2014 This new show is a development of a joint show Cleo had 50:50 Inspired by Japan: Mosaic Textiles and Paper - the result of a trip to Japan with her husband, the textile artist Matthew Harris, in 2010.

Recently added Courses

Wheel thrown lidded forms in porcelain - 15th - 18th December 2014
Explore the making of a variety of lidded forms - for example a butter dish, teapot or ginger jar.
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 - 18th December 2014
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Throwing teapots and teaware. Tim Andrews - 6th - 9th February 2015
Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. 

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.