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Jo Taylor - Summer Exhibition at Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, The 25th June to 7th July, 2018 Part of Cynthia Corbett Showcase for Young Masters
Siegburg Market, 4th year - includes David Wright at Siegburger Keramikmarkt 7th - 8th July 2018 70 ceramic makers including new work from David Wright 
Clare Crouchman - Cambridge Open Studios (weekends only!) at Clare Crouchman 7th - 15th July 2018 See new work from Clare Crouchman in the framework of her own studio. NOTE: Only weekends 7/8 and 14/15 July or by appointment
Janet Halligan - Summer Exhibition at Red Barn Gallery 1st July to 31st August, 2018 New work - check exact dates before going

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Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

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


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.