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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Another Successful Exhibition At The Bovey Craft Festival (June 2022)

This year’s WPA exhibition at Craft Festival on 17-19 June was a great success with 22 WPA members selected to exhibit. We sold over £2,400 worth of their work and signed up 23 new members. Thanks to all those who managed the stand setup, stewarding and generally supporting the event. Next year’s Craft Festival will take place from 9-11 June.

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Russell Kingston demonstration “full of playfulness and spirit of experimentation” (March 2022)

Nearly 30 members attended Longdown village hall for a enthusiastic and energetic demonstration by Russel. Taking us through his skills as a production thrower Russell produced various different forms, and generously gave us technical details about kiln building, slips and the glazes he uses. Rose Ellis has kindly written an article with more information, including the recipes! Due to appear…

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Review of 2021

Despite the difficulties of the pandemic we were pleased to have been able to offer a wide range of activities both ‘in person’ and ‘virtual’ last year. These included demonstrations by Wendy Kershaw, Patricia Shone, Craig Underhill, Arwyn Jones, Emily Myers, Chris Bramble and Brendan Hesmondhalgh along with a discussion by Mary Fox from her home in Canada. Our thanks…

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New Website Officer and Membership Secretary take up their roles (March 2022)

We are very pleased to welcome Sonya Wilkins as our new Website Officer – our thanks go to Alison Hannah who previously held the post and launched this new website in 2021. Sonya’s position was confirmed at our AGM in March. More recently, Miranda Qualtrough has taken over from Norma Harris as Membership Secretary co-opted by committee. Norma has been…

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Simon Griffiths’ online demonstration captivates members (January 2022)

Simon treated us to a wonderful demonstration of wildlife sculpture creating a life-size fox whilst explaining his various inspirations and techniques. A large audience of WPA members shared a real treat.

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WPA stand a roaring success at Craft Festival (September 2021)

Congratulations to all those involved with our stand at the Bovey craft festival during 10-12 September. We recruited twelve new members, welcome all, we look forward to meeting you in the future. With work exhibited from twenty of our members it was no surprise sales were impressive. Thanks for all the hard work of our exhibitions team, exhibitors, stewards and…

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WPA holds successful online AGM (May 2021)

Over 50 members attended a lively online AGM on Sunday 23rd May 2021. Having been forced to cancel the AGM in 2020 we experimented with an online meeting in 2021 using the experience gained through our successful series of online demonstrations. The meeting reviewed our work over the past year and agreed that our membership fees would remain unchanged for…

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Jim Robison online demonstration now available to view on his website (May 2021)

In March we were fortunate to have an online demonstration by renowned maker Jim Robison from his studio in Holmfirth. We are pleased to report that you can now view the video on that demonstration on Jim’s website at this link.  

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Chris Bramble demonstration (May 2021)

Over 60 members were treated to an excellent masterclass combining throwing and modelling on Saturday 1st May. Everyone was most appreciative of Chris’s skill and knowledge. A full write-up will appear in the July/August issue of our magazine.

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