Help Recreating A Ceramic Sculpture From A One Piece Mould

Can you help make a copy of a piece of sculpture originally made by Serena’s husband? The sculpture was created using a one piece mould pictured below. The mould measures approximately 40 x 45 cm and has a rubber inset. If you are able or interested in learning more and helping Serena please contact her at serenamc.53@gmail.com

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Glazes For Sale

Jamie has transitioned from earthenware to stoneware so has a number of half used pots of glaze as well as some large liquid and powdered quantities of glazes for sale. Price would be £50 for the whole lot (see list below) They will be available from 9 July to 5 August in Yelverton, or otherwise during September. Please contact Jamie…

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‘From Pencil to Clay’ Workshop With Jennie Hale

The Clay Yard in Totnes has last minute availability for the Jennie Hale ‘From Pencil to Clay’ weekend workshop starting on Friday 21st June. Go to From Pencil to Clay and use WPA10 at the checkout for 10% to book on to the course.  Full details of the programme can be found here.

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Portraiture Project Opportunity ‘Hidden Figures Of The South West’

I am a photographer based in Devon, specialising in portraiture. I am reaching out to inquire if you would be interested in taking part in my portrait project, ‘Hidden Figures Of The South West’. This project aims to showcase individuals who work in professions that are often unsung through a collection of portraits. Each portrait will be taken at a…

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Commission Opportunity

Storm Flowers London, an SME florist, are looking for makers of ceramic pots (succulent size and larger) for their gardening site @StormFlowersGarden to place some orders as soon as possible. If you might be able to make these please email Lucy and Nikitah florist@stormflowerslondon.com The Succulent pots are 7 to 8cm and we are also looking for larger sizes as…

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Studio visit in May to Michael Taylor. Lone Ash Pottery, Ashwater.

Fifteen members visited Michael’s studio on 16th May and enjoyed an inspiring day in the lovely setting of their house and studio deep in Devon countryside near Ashwater. Michael started by telling us about his pottery education and influences and about how he and Yvonne have developed a successful pottery business making and selling his popular and most attractive domestic…

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Online Demo by Paul Smith. Saturday 13th April

Paul makes most imaginative and humorous sculptural work. The images he makes are dream-like and contemplative and play with the conventions of fairytales and fables, often turning stories on their heads and twisting them. Goldilocks has made peace with the bears and Red Riding Hood has grown up to be a confident femme fatale who entrances the Wolf. His style is…

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Announcements
Call for studio potters to participate in LSE research project

Sustainability Decisions in the Small Creative Industries This project seeks to understand how studio potters navigate their business decisions, artistic identity, and sustainability practices in their personal studios/making spaces. I’m reaching out because I am doing research with studio potters around the UK, in case your members might like to participate! I’m a potter from the US and a current…

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South Wales Potters – Ceramica 2024

This will be held over the weekend of 26-28 July in Cardiff. Nik Hoogland and Susan O’Byrne are demonstrating with hands on sessions with Nik on Saturday and Susan on the Sunday. There is accommodation available for the full weekend, and also day and weekend non residential places still available. For further details see the attached poster. SWP ceramica2024 poster

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Annual demo by Peter Hayes at the AGM. Kenn Centre, Sunday 17th March 2024

In the morning session Peter gave a superb presentation and talk. He used a wide variety of wonderful photos of his work. Many photos showed the numerous countries he has visited, the people he has worked with and met there and their pottery traditions. This has clearly influenced his pottery and his thinking and philosophy. He spoke with great humour…

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3-phase pugmill for sale

I purchased the machine on 24/4/24 but unfortunately when in situ it’s simply turned out to be  too big for my relatively small studio. It’s a 3-phase machine with a 3 inch outlet, which I’ve seen running when collecting it and it works fine. It’s a heavy duty mill with a brass internal worm drive and a ¾ HP Norman…

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Zoom demonstration by Paul Smith (April 2024)

We enjoyed a really informative demonstration by Paul who showed us the techniques he uses to make his characterful and joyful sculptures. Paul will be attending a number of events this summer along with running a weekend masterclass in Italy.

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News
Call for maker to supply wholesale pots

Deborah Brett of Whispering Daisies in Bideford is asking can you supply terracotta pots for a new candle collection?  Here’s a link to our Instagram account @whisperingdaisiesuk We make candles and we are looking for a supplier who is local who is able to make and supply terracotta plant pot style pots at wholesale price for our new candle collection….

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Bec Davies takes over as WPA Chair at successful AGM and demonstration

Roughly 80 members and guests were treated to a fascinating talk and demonstration by Peter Hayes at this year’s event. As part of the business we welcomed a number of new committee members and a new Chair. Full details will be in the May/June magazine.

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Clay Masterclass with Paul Smith

If you enjoy Paul’s online demonstration in April and want to learn more, he is running a workshop in beautiful northern Italy. For details see the images below:

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Online demonstration by Sue Mundy (February 2024)

Over 60 members were treated to a fascinating demonstration by Sue Mundy. Sue explained her influences and her personal journey to her current practice. A full report will appear in the WPA magazine

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Are you a plaster mould maker?

If you are, we have a member who wants a couple of moulds made to order. Please contact Alison West by email for further details.

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Clayfest@30 a great success

What a wonderful weekend. We certainly celebrated 30 years of Westcountry Potters Association in such a great way with so many exciting things to take part in or to watch. It is almost impossible to pick out the high points as there were so many but what stands out most was the way in which everyone joined in with such…

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Can Potters Save the Earth?

For those who missed it, the recording of the Green Maker Initiative Webinar: Can Potters Save the Earth? is now available to watch here: Green Maker Initiative | Resources — MAKE Southwest

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Request for collaboration with Cornwall-based potter

I’m looking for a Cornwall-based ceramicist to collaborate with me on a project that I am working on?I hope to find someone to make approx. 100 ceramic picture frames, using a custom slip cast mould (I can supply several production moulds). I’m also hoping to work with the ceramicist to design 3-4 different finishes for the frames. To get more…

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