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.
With thanks to the Embassy of Japan and London Potter member and exhibition curator Callum Forbes, London Potters is thrilled to offer this special 2 hour event at the Embassy of Japanese in London – normally open to the public with 1 hour slots and without the pot handling opportunity. Day 1
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.
London Potters are organising a unique opportunity to learn how to fire your own work in an anagama style wood kiln at the Oxford University Kilns, under the instruction of researcher and expert kiln-firer Dr Robin Wilson and his team. Twelve London Potters members will make up the firing team and will learn to load, […]
The Oxford University Kilns anagama wood kiln is a collaborative research project, based around the building and firing of three single-chambered woodfired Japanese kilns located within the University of Oxford's research woodlands at Wytham. London Potters members now have a unique opportunity to include their pots in a London Potters special firing in the smallest […]