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Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Upcoming events

Open Up Sheffield - Brian Holland at Open studios at Persistance Works, Sheffield 29th April to 7th May, 2017 I make slab forms influenced by ancient, and industrial architecture, figurative forms exploring body language and vessels. - Brian Holland
James Hake - Open Studio event at James Hake Studio 20th - 29th May 2017 James Hake Open studio on  Sat.& Sunday 20-21st and Sat.,Sun., Monday 27-29th May ONLY - in conjunction with the Lunesdale Art Trail 
Terry Bell-Hughes at Ruthin Craft Centre 29th April to 16th July, 2017
THE ARTISTS @ REDLEES Summer Open Studios at Redlees Studios 12th - 14th May 2017 Open studios - Ceramics, glass, fine art, sculpture, jewellery, metalworks, photography, leather accessories and more...

Recently added Courses

Children's Easter Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 10th - 13th April 2017
Children's Easter Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
Exploring the Surface - La Meridiana - Peter Beard - 9th - 15th July 2017
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process - Peter Beard. Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan

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.