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Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Upcoming events

Trelissick Christmas Craft Market at Trelissick Garden 15th - 17th December 2017
Janet Halligan - Christmas Sale at Old School, The (Nantwich) 16th - 17th December 2017 Janet Halligan - pre-Christmas clear out sale of old stock at greatly reduced prices
Emily-Kriste Wilcox in London at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st January to 1st April, 2018 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox for the show at Great Russell Street in London

Recently added Courses

Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 

Jeff Oestreich & Pat Burns at Leach Pottery: 1.11 – 31.12 2014

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Marking the end of their month long international residency, Leach Pottery St Ives presents

an exhibition of work by American potters Jeff Oestreich and Pat Burns.

Jeff Oestreich trained with celebrated American potter Warren MacKenzie, who previously studied in St Ives with Bernard Leach. In 1969 Oestreich himself took up a two year apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery, and in 1971 returned home to set up a pottery in rural Wisconsin before relocating to Minnesota. Oestreich has since become a prolific and internationally recognized artist and teacher of studio ceramics. Strongly influenced by Leach and the principals of eastern ceramics, his works also demonstrate a passion for the playful, geometric forms of Art Deco. Oestreich has used clay specially imported from La Borne, France, combined with local clays to create more than 30 new works for this exhibition.

Friend and fellow potter Pat Burns grew up in central Minnesota. She studied ceramics at Berea, Kentucky before training in England with respected British potter Bryan Newman. In 1974 she began working alongside Jeff Oestreich, developing her own practice and becoming strongly influenced by the Leach philosophy. The two have remained firm friends and colleagues for the past 40 years. During her residency Burns has been working with local porcelain clays on the kick-wheel once owned and donated to the Pottery by Marianne de Trey. Works in this exhibition have been faceted, inlaid and decorated with Leach studio slips.

Pat Burns and Jeff Oestreich continue to work full time at their respective studios, Burns in Portland, Oregon and Oestreich at Taylors Falls, Minnesota.

There will be a Private View on Saturday 1 November, at which visitors will also be able to see and enjoy the warmth of the newly lit Leach fireplace. The Pottery’s historic old workshop fireplace was relit at a special ceremony on Friday 24 October after a successful appeal to raise the £4,500 needed to restore it.

To request a Private View invite: Tel: 01736 799703 or email: office@leachpottery.com  Website: www.leachpottery.com

Address:  The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall. TR26 2HE   – Open: Monday – Saturday 10.00-17.00

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Jeff Oestreich – Pat Burns


Posted on October 24 2014 under Event Previews, News, News about Makers.