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Ceramics by Jenny Beavan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jenny Beavan

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Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

Cornwall Design Fair with ceramic art at Trereife House 15th - 17th August 2014 Includes new work from Jenny Beavan
Gloucestershire Guild - summer show at Chipping Campden Town Hall 15th - 20th August 2014 With new work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox
All About Dogs Show at Norfolk Showground 24th - 25th August 2014 This is really 'All About Dogs' Joanne Cooke is showing her ceramic sculptures at the show
2nd European Wood Fire Conference at International Ceramic Research Center - Denmark 28th - 31st August 2014 Program has a wide range of talks and demonstrations by some of most respected wood-firers in the world. Best to register before 15 July and save 500DKK

Recently added Courses

School Holiday Activities Paint it, make it! with Julian Jardine and Jon Hoad - 7th - 8th April 2014
The Workshop is offering children's art workshops during the Easter school holidays.
THROWING ON THE POTTERíS WHEEL - Roger Guy-Young - 15th - 17th August 2014
This class is suitable for both absolute beginners, and those with some experience who are looking for some concentrated time and tuition to improve their skills.
LONG WEEKEND TEAPOT COURSE - 17th - 20th July 2014
If you have some throwing basics under your belt, it may be satisfying to try a more complex challenge.
SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th July 2014
Svend Bayer will be holding a three day throwing workshop. TWO PLACES LEFT (8.7.14) If you want them act NOW!

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.