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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Spring Show - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 11th February to 18th March, 2017 Mixed show with ceramics
2017 FEBRUARY FOCUS at Bevere Gallery 3rd February to 1st March, 2017 Featured potters - Jack Doherty, Jade Crompton, Scott Wilson
Stalwarts - ceramic art at Bluecoat Display Centre 4th February to 18th March, 2017 Presents ceramic artists John Leach, John Ward, David & Margaret Frith, Emily Myers, Duncan Ross and Gabriele Koch
Telling Tales: Anna Noel at Craft in the Bay 21st January to 5th March, 2017 Solo exhibition by Anna Noel

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Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 20th February to 23rd May, 2017
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
LeachPottery: Evening Class: HANDBUILDING with Clay - 19th January to 4th May, 2017
This is a great opportunity for adults beginners and improvers to develop new making skills
2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - Jeremy Steward - 6th - 7th July 2017
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before. 
Wobage: 3-day ľ Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Improvers - 4th - 6th April 2017
This intensive 3 day course is aimed specifically at intermediates or advanced throwers who already have some experience in wheel-throwing. 

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.