We book speakers on a regular basis. We have the following speakers and events booked for the next few months
Kevin Akhurst (9 November 2016)
Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
Reduction-fired stoneware is Kevin's preferred medium, though he does occasionally make raku pots. His focus is on functional pots – vases, bowls, jugs, jars, dishes. He often decorates his pots by making marks in one or more glazes on top of a different base glaze. He also enjoys making different glazes and seeing how they turn out.
Most of Kevin's recent work has been salt/soda glazed in a kiln he built himself.
Kevin likes ceramic decoration which is ambiguous and allusive – not figurative but abstract, or just hinting at figurative possibilities. A few marks on a surface can convey energy, movement, calm or emotion. Shapes and patterns, without being explicitly representational, can carry our thoughts to places which depend on our own experiences and memories. A surface with subtle complexity can give up its secrets over many viewings – those secrets come partly from the pot and partly from the viewer.
For more information see Kevin's website - www.kevinakhurst.com
Anna Lambert (Potters' Day 28 January 2017)
Potters Day with Anna Lambert at Knowl Hill Village Hall 10am to 4pm 28 January 2017
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