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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

A two-day selling fair featuring handmade studio pottery from 20 local London Potters members. Taking place in the delightful Grade 2 listed Normansfield Theatre, the fair offers a range of functional and sculptural objects to suit all tastes and budgets.

Normansfield Theatre
The Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
Teddington TW11 9PS

Free admission
Café
Children’s Activity Area
Wheelchair Access

Nearest station: Hampton Wick
Buses 281 and 285
Free parking
www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

In this practical workshop for makers and ceramicists, we will cover personal presentation for a range of showcasing situations such as interacting with visitors at open studios or selling at fairs. Alison will explore presenting with confidence, building a sense of presence and engaging with potential customers, clients or collectors.

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

Visit us on the London Potters stand at Art in Clay Farnham where we’ll be showing the work of eight LP members:

Gail Anderson, Barbara Andrews, Lindy Barletta, Elaine Coles, Bridget Macklin, Ania Perkowska, Jean Tolkovsky and Barbara Wakefield

Art in Clay Farnham
Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square
Farnham

We’ve updated our Where to Pot in London Guide listing courses and classes at adult education colleges, co-operatives, open access studios and with individual makers across the capital. 

Click here to download a copy.

You should have some experience of making and using glazes. The practical session will focus on how to do colour tests, prepare glazes with different textures and line blending. You will need to bring 1.5kg (or 1.5 litres) of glaze you normally use mixed and sieved, a pack of 20 plastic disposable cups, a note book, pen, a medium sized paint brush, 10 to 15 small bisque fired test tiles, a permanent marker, cling film, a container to transport their glazes and tests home in, a test sieve (80 or 100 mesh), an underglaze pencil (optional) and small glaze scales (optional). You will need to fire your own glaze test tiles after the event.

For further information and booking enquiries contact Luyi Brown E: luyi1@blueyonder.co.uk

A two day selling fair featuring ceramics from 20 London Potters members.

Castelnau Community Centre
7 Stillingfleet Road
London SW13 9AQ

Open 11am-5pm.
Free admission.
Cafe refreshments

Nearest stations: Barnes or Barnes Bridge (SW Railway), Hammersmith (underground)
On street parking available.

During the workshop you will have an opportunity to hear Mizuyo talk about and demonstrate the kintsugi technique as well as a practical session on the first part of the kintsugi process – making the glue and gluing broken pieces together. You should bring one or two small broken dishes or pots to practice on and a box to transport your work.  You will need to complete the rest of the process at home. Mizuyo will be providing additional kintsugi kits (extra optional cost) for people to buy and will be displaying her work.

Enquiries to Luyi Brown E: luyi1@blueyonder.co.uk

Kay Aplin has been an architectural ceramicist for over 20 years.  She has created many public works of art such as the garden ornament at Blackberry Hill Hospital and The Ceramic House, which provides a living showcase for her work as well as a gallery, an artist’s residency, a guesthouse, and a venue for a variety of events.

We’ll be paying a visit to Kay’s studio at Phoenix Brighton where she will talk about her career and work as well as demonstrating how she plans and creates different aspects of her work. This will be followed by a guided tour of The Ceramic House in the afternoon.

For further information and booking enquiries contact Luyi Brown E: luyi1@blueyonder.co.uk