We book speakers on a regular basis. We have the following speakers and events booked for the next few months
Ali Herbert (14 September 2016)
Wednesday 14 September 2016 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
Ali studied Ceramics at Loughborough College of Art, followed by a year in London, at Goldsmiths on the Postgraduate Ceramics course.
Ali says of her work "The pots that I enjoy making are, I hope quiet and strong, satisfying to use and well balanced forms that enjoy surfaces created with stoneware slips and reduction glazes. I love making pots in repetition, seeing the slight change in nuance across of board of pots. It is the landscape that re-charges me and fuels ideas for surface decoration. My work is made from a traditional French clay from St. Amand and is fired in a gas kiln with reduction glazes to 1280 C."
More information at www.aliherbert.co.uk
Daphne Carnegy (12 October 2016)
Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
An apprenticeship in France and several visits to Italy introduced Daphne Carnegy to the delights of earthenware and in particular tin-glazed ware, often referred to as ‘maiolica’. Additional training at Harrow School of Art refined and developed her skills and confirmed her commitment to low-fired pottery.
The attraction of maiolica for Daphne lies in its unique qualities - a softness, depth and luminosity of glaze and colour not to be found in other ceramic techniques, the transformation of the pigments in the firing, and the variations of intensity and texture of the pigments as they fuse and shift with the glaze. The many variable elements – body, glaze and pigment thickness, firing temperature – all conspire to create continual surprises on opening the kiln.
Daphne makes a range of thrown, and sometimes hand-built, painted tin-glazed earthenware which combine an awareness of historical precedents with her passion for plants.
More information at www.daphnecarnegy.com
Speaker to be confirmed (9 November 2016)
Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7:45pm, Polehampton Junior School
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