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Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

15th Ceramics- and Pottery Market in Swalmen, Holland at Keramiekmarkt - Swalmen 15th - 16th May 2016 This market, which is organized every second year, enables its visitors to get an overview of contemporary European ceramics. You will find there ceramics of excellent quality from 100 international renowned potters
Claire Ireland - Studio Exhibition at London Museum of Water and Steam 13th - 15th May 2016 Claire Ireland and Jason Bowyer Ceramics and Painting at Studio 7.
Sheffield Open Studios - Antonia Salmon at 20 Adelaide Road 7th - 8th May 2016 I make hand-burnished and smoke-fired ceramic sculpture. These strong, pure forms are inspired by nature; they stand poised between movement and stillness. - Antonia Salmon.
Garden Gallery summer Exhibition at Garden Gallery 14th May to 9th July, 2016 Includes work by Patricia Volk

Recently added Courses

Course 3 Throwing Glazing and Firing - John Stroomer in England - 8th - 12th August 2016
Gas/Wood..with a touch of Salt - As well as being a continued throwing course this week also looks at glazes
Course 1: Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 18th - 22nd July 2016
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Throwing large - exploring form in ceramics Tanya Gomez at West Dean - 27th - 30th June 2016
Gain confidence and skills to throw larger pieces of work in porcelain(residential available)
Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 24th May to 26th July, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student.

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.