Jim Robison online demonstration now available to view on his website

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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John Pollex Demonstration

Our colleagues from the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group (CCGG) kindly extended an invitation to an exclusive online demonstration from renowned slipware potter John Pollex on Thursday 29th April. “Never pick up what you can’t put down.” Working with SWE white earthenware, John shared his tips for creating bottles, jugs and plates and for working in a studio.  In the…

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Chris Bramble demonstration

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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Leach Pottery Specialist Skills Course

There are currently 2 spaces available on this specialist course: How to Make a Teapot 11 – 15 October 2021. 1 – 5 November 2021. For further details and to book go to  Leach Pottery

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Vandlys Galleri exhibits Helen Rondell’s Raku at Exeter’s Quay

  These wonderful works by Helen Rondell feature alongside a painting by Karen Gimlinge. Now reopen, Vandlys Galleri is a new gallery featuring painters, studio ceramics and printmakers alongside glass and sculpture. Their premises on the Quay is in a beautiful location to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant space in the heart of Exeter. Rosemary McGarr’s work are…

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WPA exhibition at The Devon Guild opens to visitors

We are pleased that with the reopening of The Devon Guild in Bovey Tracey on Wednesday 14th April you can now go and view the WPA exhibition in the Riverside Gallery. Other work by WPA members is available to purchase in the shop. Please check the website for more details.

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Brendan Hesmondhalgh demonstrates figurative sculpture

On Saturday 10th April, over 90 Westcountry Potters Members attended Brendan’s excellent demonstration of his methods and techniques in creating his sculptures.  Mainly working in Ashraf Hanna clay, he builds large figurative pieces based on mainly animal forms.  During the event, Brendan demonstrated the steps towards the creation of a life-size lurcher.  A range of advice and tips learned from…

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WPA celebrates 1001 followers…

Established in 1993, WPA has 400 members with the aim of connecting ceramicists throughout the South West. All members share an interest in handmade pottery or ceramic sculpture.  With 1001 instagram followers online, the WPA journey continues to extend to potters far and wide. The very first image posted on instagram in 2016 featured the work of guest potter Richard…

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Renowned sculptor Jim Robison inspires fellow ceramicists

Sculptor, ceramicist and author, Jim Robison shared his inspiration and joy with WPA members.  As a committed teacher with a passion for ceramics his demonstration on Saturday 6th March provided members with an insight into his influence, history and practice.  Click here to view his full gallery of work. Many more members have gained from the opportunity to connect with…

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WPA Members Exhibition – Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Westcountry Potters Members are exhibiting at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. To 9 May, Riverside Gallery (online only until week beginning 12 April).

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DCPG Open Day Success

Westcountry Potters Association members join fellow potters from the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at their very first virtual Open Day on Saturday 13th March. A truly international feel to the day, potters enjoyed arts discussion, expert insights and studio tours.  The DCPG team hosted their annual POD (Potters Open Day) online and managed the technical challenge to dip in…

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Introducing our brand new website

Welcome to the brand new website of the Westcountry Potters Association.  A new look, improved functionality and features that enrich and enhance user experience aims to provide members and non-members with a dynamic and engaging experience. We welcome your feedback and invite you to e-mail the committee with your views on the new site.

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