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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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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Request for firing in the Totnes area

I’m looking for someone who would be willing to initially do one porcelain firing, and one at a lower temperature for my colour. Of course I would pay for the firing, and someone fairly near to Totnes would be great. I am a past student of The Plymouth College of Art on their ceramics, glass and metals BA course, and…

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Demonstration by Tim Andrews at Woodbury Village Hall

On Saturday 4th November 2023, Tim rounded off our 30th Anniversary year in style with a delightful, witty and far-ranging presentation followed by an inspiring demonstration after lunch.  All this was very much appreciated by the 120 members and guests who made up the full house audience many of whom took the opportunity of buying one of Tim’s pieces.

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Online Demonstration by Mark Dally (February 2023)

Mark demonstrated how he makes and decorates his highly distinctive sculptural and functional slip decorated pieces. The audience of over 50 learned so many useful tips about both slip trailing and stencil preparation and decoration. A full report will be published in our May/June magazine.

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Online demonstration by Ellen Rijsdorp (January 2023)

Over 60 members and guests were treated to a wonderful demonstration by Ellen from her studio in Delft. She started outside the building showing us the classic view painted by Vermeer before turning to show the outside of the Huszár building designed by architects from De Stijl as a window factory, where Ellen and several other craftspeople have their studios….

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Online demonstration by Susan O’Byrne (December 2022)

What an end to our 2022 demonstration programme. Susan O’Byrne delighted an audience of well over 60 with an enthralling demonstration covering her full making process from preparing the paper clay, through armature building, making the structural elements of the body and some wonderful decoration. A full report will be published in a future edition of the magazine. Click here…

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Wheel For Sale

Ex industrial wheel ideal for throwing large. Was 3 phase now converted to single phase. Collection Moretonhampstead £500 ono Contact me for further details mirandaqualtrough@yahoo.co.uk 

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Studio available for rent *** Now Let ***

I would like to advertise my studio for rent in Moretonhampstead. Rent £370 pcm available asap. Includes two large kilns, large workbench, some shelving. Contact me for further details mirandaqualtrough@yahoo.co.uk 

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Online Demonstration by Rachel Wood (November 2022)

Over 60 members enjoyed one our most inspiring online demonstrations courtesy of Rachel Wood. Rachel’s approach to surface texture and decoration is really fascinating and everyone thoroughly enjoyed her engaging presentation.

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Online Demonstration by Lisa Katzenstein (September 2022)

Over 50 WPA members enjoyed Lisa’s online demonstration of her Modern Maiolica work. She uses a variety of techniques which are unfamiliar to many potters, including a sintering firing of the base glaze application prior to decoration and there were many questions which Lisa answered very thoroughly. You can take a look at Lisa’s work here.

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Exeter Potters’ market a great success (July 2022)

We held our annual Potters’ Market on Exeter Quay on Saturday 30th July with over 20 members represented. The weather was kind and the quay was busy with brisk sales and some very positive feedback from both members and visitors alike.

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New Secretary/Administrator (August 2022)

We are very pleased to welcome Jayne Randall-Humphreys as our new Secretary/Administrator. This is an important role supporting the Committee and Chair ensuring that the Association runs smoothly and we respond to communication in a timely manner. Jayne is one half of Rockpool Potters based in North Cornwall.

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