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Featured Potters at Bevere Gallery 2nd November to 4th January, 2018 David and Margaret Frith, Claire Seneviratne, Tim Andrews, Charlotte Mary Pack
Shades of Clay at Kunsthius Gallery 3rd November to 24th December, 2017 New work from Janet Halligan
Open weekend - David Melville at Open Studio, David Melville 11th - 12th November 2017 A chance to meet the potter and see where he works and buy pots direct. 
Made by Hand in Cardiff at City Hall, Cardiff 3rd - 5th November 2017 Mixed show with over 140 makers, including a number of well known ceramicists. 

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Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
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!
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.

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.