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Upcoming events

Sites Unseen at Studio Eleven 24th January to 11th March, 2018 Sites Unseen is an exhibition of paintings by Chrissy Collinson and ceramic pieces by Martin Harman.
Matthew Warner Solo Show at Contemporary Applied Arts 8th February to 10th March, 2018 A solo exhibition of new work by London-based potter and CAA maker member Matthew Warner.

Recently added Courses

Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
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!
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln

TOUR – SW. CHINA & LAOS: 7 – 25 January 2015 with Christine-Ann Richards

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Art & Adventure are two of the strands that Christine-Ann Richards has successfully used over the years in planning her travels in China and central Asia.Her first visit with other members of the Craft Potters Association in 1978 has led to an on-going affair with the culture, the country and the peoples of China. This interest in the art, archaeology and philosophy that make up the history of the area have led to many a detour ‘off the beaten track’, which in her travels she seeks to share with others.

Her next tour in January 2015 promises to be as exciting and rewarding as any of the many past visits she has led.

Journey through the tribal area of Yunnan Province & Xishuangbanna into Laos and to the ancient capital of Luang Prabang     

Wenying has always teased me with ‘living in the past’!  Now she understands!  In January she and Lao Mei spent a month travelling from Jingdezhen through SW China, to places previously visited by our groups, and across the border into Laos.    It was only as they neared the borders into Laosand Burma that the tribal villages still retained their characteristic architecture and way of life, but for how long?   This may possibly be the last opportunity to visit the tribal area of SW China before it is consumed by concrete!   Many of the tribal villages previously visited with such joy, in Guizhou and Yunnan Provinces, have lost their tribal characteristics and been replaced by anonymous concrete buildings.   

Yunnan is home to 13 ethnic minorities with their own traditions in ceramics, textiles, jewellery, papermaking and architecture.  We will visit local artists and craftsmen as we travel overland in a small bus which will give us the opportunity to get off the beaten track. It is an area of stunning limestone karst scenery, primeval forest, mountains, tea, rare plants and animals. 

Crossing the border into Laos we will spend 4 nights in Luang Prabang.  The city is encircled by peaks and camouflaged by dense tropical foliage and features a cluster of shimmering royal temples as well as beautiful French colonial architecture.  We will have the opportunity to visit Ban Chan Pottery village nestling along the banks of the Mekong River.   There has been a tradition of wood fired earthenware pottery in this small riverside village for centuries and the villagers still continue the tradition.

Cost: Landprice:  £2,850 including internal flights      12 people maximum.       International return flights tba.

Contact: Christine-Ann Richards for more details and to book at: Chapel House, High Street, Wanstrow, BA4 4TE Tel: 01749 850208                      or mail@christineannrichards.co.uk       www.christineannrichards.co.uk Below are images from previous tours.

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Posted on August 4 2014 under News, News about Makers, News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.