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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. 

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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

We’re delighted to be working with One Paved Court to present the work of London Potters members in a fine art gallery setting. Camilla Webb Carter, Desa Philippi and Bridget Macklin explore diverse interpretations of the monochrome theme through the medium of clay.

Gallery open 12 noon – 5pm
Free admission

In Conversation – join all three artists in the gallery on Saturday 27 April 2-4pm to find out more about their materials, processes and inspiration.

One Paved Court
1 Paved Court
Richmond TW9 1LZ
www.onepavedcourt.co.uk

Cat Santos has been a print maker for 30 years. Ten years ago Cat took up ceramics, and discovered that clay provides an excellent surface to print on. She uses various techniques and clay surfaces to print images of people and places.

For this event LP members will be guided through the basic screen-printing process, from choosing the right mesh, how to transfer an image on to a screen, how to mix the ink and print onto clay. Attendees will have the opportunity to print their own designs and apply these to clay slabs during a practical, as well as taking away hand printed transfers of their own designs, for use on their own pots at a later date.

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

A two-day selling fair featuring handmade studio pottery from 21 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

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

Claire Pearce, director of Thrown Contemporary Gallery in Highgate, will provide an intimate insight and lead a talk on how to approach galleries, what they look for, how she sources and works with artists. If you’re interested in working with galleries, this is the perfect event for you to gain an inside perspective.

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

Throwing Big with Gareth Mason

This event is aimed at LP members who have some throwing experience and who wish to develop the skills to create larger thrown vessels. It will include a talk from Gareth about his life, career and work, as well as a practical demonstration.

There will also be opportunities for members to practise their throwing technique, with Gareth’s guidance, to create pots at least two times what you might normally throw. Members will select one pot, which will be biscuit fired for collection at a later date.  A stoneware or earthenware clay will be provided. Members should bring their own lunch, throwing tools and an apron.

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