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Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Patricia Shone

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EXETER CRAFT FESTIVAL with Amy Cooper at Exeter cathedral 5th - 7th July 2018 Over 100 stalls in a unique tented village includes ceramic lights from Amy Cooper. Other ceramic makers showing
L'art du pot: un choc cultural at Galerie du Don 24th June to 9th August, 2018 Includes Martin Smith and pippin Drysdale
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.

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.