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Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 28th February 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition
Sam Hall ceramics at Bircham Gallery 14th February to 11th March, 2015 Handbuilt ceramics by Cornish potter Sam Hall.
Spring Fling at Haddenham Galleries 7th February to 30th April, 2015 A selected exhibition of lively and unusual work, reflecting the ethos of the galleries.
To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:

Recently added Courses

Ceramics - Inspirational workshop - Functional ware - 6th - 10th July 2015
Instructors: Ayumi Horie and Martha Grover (USA) with Assistant Stefan Andersson (SW)
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 25th February to 1st April, 2015
Introduction to methods and creative potential of hand building  in clay. 6 week course
Claire Ireland at Heatherleys School of Fine Art - 25th April to 6th June, 2015
This class will help you acquire new skills in contemporary ceramic practice, including hand-building, casting, colour and firing. (release date 10 February 2015)
Ceramics ľ Workshop with Clive Bowen, assisted by Stefan Andersson - 13th - 17th July 2015
The workshop is conducted in English. Assisting instructor Stefan Andersson also speaks Swedish. To participate in this workshop you need previous experience of throwing and ceramic work.

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.