We book speakers on a regular basis. We have the following speakers and events booked for the next few months
Anna Lambert (Potters' Day 28 January 2017)
Potters Day with Anna Lambert at Knowl Hill Village Hall 10am to 4pm 28 January 2017
Tickets are now available for non-members, please download the application form here
Anna Lambert studied 3D Design and ceramics at Bath Academy of Art and University of Central Lancashire, and has been working fulltime in her studio producing her distinctive earthenware since 1980.
Anna currently works from her Crosshills studio that she shares with painter David Thomas. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK including solo exhibitions at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and at Contemporary Ceramics, London, and in galleries in Europe and USA.
Using a range of techniques including altered clay slabs, modelling, slip and underglaze painting and various simple printmaking methods, Anna Lambert has developed her hand built forms to reflect a connection with her locality and to the fragile and constantly changing environment, responding to places as diverse as wild bleak moorland and bird-filled hedgerows.
For more information www.junctionworkshop.co.uk
Sue Mundy (8 February 2017)
Wednesdayn 8 February 2017 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
Sue Mundy's organic work demonstrates her early obsession with natural forms such as pebbles, rocks, the sea and other objects hewn from the landscape. The unique characteristic of her forms and surface textures are the result of combining two different clays together, such that a coarse yet plastic body is achieved.
Sue uses hand-building techniques which she feels offers her a more considered way of working. This enables her to nurture each individual piece and allow time for its own development and growth. To emphasize the entrenched marks made on each surface, slips and oxides are selectively applied during the course of the drying process. Finally the works are fired in a gas kiln, often in a reduction atmosphere.
She gained direct entry for a Multidisciplinary Design degree at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, specializing in ceramics.
For more information see www.suemundy.com
Emily Myers (8 March 2017)
Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
Emily Myers discovered she had a natural aptitude for ceramics when she first came across pottery at school at the age of 12; she has been working with clay ever since. After graduating with a degree in Ceramics from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987, she returned to her home town of London, and found she enjoyed working within a shared workshop environment, with other craftspeople.
A move to the countryside in the late 1990’s signalled a change in Emily’s work. Architectural influences gave way to organic ones. The rolling hills and ploughed furrows of North Hampshire were reflected in the carved lines within the pots. Inspiration was also drawn from found objects such as knapped flints and old metal cogs.
Emily is currently working with both porcelain and red stoneware clay. These contrasting clays provide the bright white, and chocolate brown backgrounds, on which the glazes react. The potter’s wheel is central to Emily’s studio practice. However she is not limited to the circular nature of the thrown pot. She has extended her repertoire of forms by faceting, carving and altering the pots at the leather hard stage. She has developed a range of matt stoneware barium glazes fired in an electric kiln. She aims to create well proportioned forms with subtle surfaces, that promote a feeling of tranquillity.
Emily Myers is a Crafts Council selected maker and member of the Craft Potters Association. She has demonstrated regularly at Art in Action and other craft fairs. She has had solo shows at Beaux Arts in Bath and Contemporary Ceramics in London. Her work has also been shown in Tel Aviv, Hamburg, Paris and New York.
For more information see www.emilymyers.com