Archive for March, 2020

Due to the current coronavirus situation, and to support the Government’s social distancing and non-essential travel strategy, we will no longer be connecting enquirers with our members who are able to offer a kiln firing service.

We are sure many people are turning to clay for a creative outlet during these difficult times but we would not wish to put our members at any unnecessary contact risk.

As soon as it is safe to do so, and in line with any government guidance, we will gladly resume this service.

Given the unprecedented coronavirus situation, we have cancelled the Linda Bloomfield event scheduled for 28 March and have suspended our events programme for the time being. LP Council will continue to monitor government advice and aim to restart our events programme as soon as feasible.

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the London Potters Annual Makers Award.

Encompassing our charity’s education remit, the award will support London Potters members in specialised ceramics professional development. The award comprises:

  • One year’s membership of London Potters.
  • Cash award of £300 to the winner and two runner-up awards of £100 each.
  • A two hour, one-to-one mentoring session with Claire Pearce at Thrown Contemporary for the winner.
  • Winner and runners up to contribute to and feature in a Makers Focus article in London Potters Newsletter.
  • Certificate of achievement.

To be eligible you need to be a paid up member of London Potters before the submission date of 30 June. Plus, you’ll need to demonstrate that any award granted will be used for the sole purpose of supporting your ceramic development.

If you are an existing LP member application information is on the way to you.

Not yet a LP member? Our new membership year starts on 1 May so now is a really great time to think about joining us.  We look forward to welcoming you.

With her scientific knowledge of glazes, Linda Bloomfield has developed her own range, in particular translucent glaze colours obtained using oxides rather than commercial stains. Linda has written several books on glazes including Colour in Glazes and The Handbook of Glaze Recipes.

For this event, participants should have some basic experience of making and/or using glazes.  The practical session will focus on aspects of making, testing and firing glazes.

Booking enquiries to Luyi Brown: E: luyi1@blueyonder.co.uk