DCPG Potters Open Day 7 March 2020

Post date: Jan 22, 2020 - Author: Stephen
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Featuring three outstanding ceramic artists: Professor Stephen Dixon, Wendy Lawrence and Brendan Hesmondhalgh

Dacorum and Chiltern Potters invite you to the: DCPG Potters Open Day 2020 on Saturday 7th March 2020 – 9.30am – 5.00pm
at The SandPit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX.

Tickets: DCPG members £20; Non-members £30 Book here

Speaker, Professor Stephen Dixon, is Professor of Contemporary Crafts at Manchester School of Art. Specific research interests include the British satirical tradition (in both printmaking and ceramics), commemorative wares and ‘pop’ culture, and the development of socio-political narratives in contemporary ceramics.

Demonstrator Wendy Lawrence says of her work: “I enjoy experimentation, sharing knowledge and encouraging others to get the bug too. The inspiration for my work comes from natural form and texture, also architecture and antiquity. I enjoy making work on a varied scale and carving into the clay body. I use volcanic glazes and high fire the work to stoneware temperature.”

Demonstrator Brendan Hesmondhalgh is best known for his unique handmade ceramic and bronze sculptures of animals. Using slabs of clay or sculptural wax, Hesmondhalgh wraps, layers and controls the medium to create one-off pieces that capture elements of character, form and movement of each individual creature.