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Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017 at CPA Autumn Fair 28th - 29th October 2017 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Celia Allen at Biscuit Factory, The 15th - 30th November 2017 Celia allen - new sculpture - must check exact dates
Handmade in Britain 17 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 10th - 12th November 2017 Now in its 11th year, this annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Farnham Festival of Crafts - with ceramics at Farnham Maltings 28th - 29th October 2017 Includes ceramics from Rose Dickinson.

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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.
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. 
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
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!

The Kiln Book – 4th Edition, by Fred Olsen: published November 2011

I have just received a review copy of this excellent book.  The 4th edition has been fully updated and revised. There seems to be a very comprehensive review of refractory materials, the methods and principles of kiln construction, fuels, combustion and firing systems and things to watch out for from a safety viewpoint.

If you want to know about Updraft, Downdraft, Crossdraft or Multi-directional draft kilns – its covered, as are electric kilns. There are also various tables and an appendix to help with estimating data.

While my knowledge of kilns consists of looking at them, even I can see and understand how useful and informative this book will be for anyone planning to get or build a new kiln.

Its not especially cheap at £35, (£31.50 online from the publisher) but with over 300 pages packed with practical information, plans images and ideas it could be a good investment for many potters. – Studiopottery.co.uk

About the Author: Fred Olsen has been a ceramic artist for over 40 years, and is very well established in the field, both in the UK and USA. He often demonstrates kiln building at Aberystwyth Ceramic Festival, as well as building kilns at many other conferences and workshops around the world and is generally regarded as the authority on kilns. He sells his own designed kiln kits to potters around the world. His first kiln book was published in 1973 and it has been continually revised and expanded since then.

Pub DateNovember 2011
ISBN9781408111413
Edition4th edition
FormatPaperback
Dimensions276x219mm
Extent320 pages
Illustrationsapprox. 270 colour and 310 black & white

Posted on October 11 2011 under News.