Specially for London Potters, to kick off our 2022 series of educational events exclusively for our members, Dr Wendy Gers will be presenting a pair of lectures on sustainability in ceramics. Lecture 1: From Sourcing Clay to Shipping.
Kintsugi / ‘golden joinery’ is a way of restoring broken pottery that originated in the 15th century. Traditionally in Japan, the craftsmen use urushi: the natural lacquer to join, fill and cover the breakage. Mizuyo will teach how to fix potteries using the urushi - a new urushi which has been developed to cure in the climate outside East Asia. We will use brass powder instead of genuine gold as it is easier to work with.
Open to London Potters members and non members Thinking about taking part on the firing team for the London Potters special firing in Oxford but want to know more about what is involved? Join Callum Forbes, London Potters member who will be helping teach how to fire the kiln, to explain more about what you […]
Many potters just think of glaze leaching and food safety when considering product safety (topics covered in a later talk), but there are many other considerations in making your work something that is safe and comfortable for the user, not going to cause any problems or damage in use and strong enough to be durable.
These two talks will cover the topics of food safety and glaze stability, enabling you to understand why some glazes may be attacked, and what you can do to minimise this happening. It will be useful to anyone who makes functional work that may go into the dishwasher or be used for food or drink.
In this 2023 kick off lecture for London Potters, Duncan Hooson and Julia Rowntree of Clayground Collective will challenge the conventional view of clay simply as a medium for making pots. Clayground will challenge you to look at your own skills in a new light and reflect on the responsibility to pass these on.