Clover Lee (11 April 2018)

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Clover was born and raised in Guangdong, China. She found her passion in art during her youth and started practising pottery making 2011 in London. After watching the first series of The Great Pottery Throw Down TV show, she was inspired to become a craft potter, and participated in the second series of the show, where she was a finalist. Her works are largely influenced by traditional Chinese and Japanese culture, inspired by the interaction of nature and human to promote flow of energy and harmony. Her recent works are mostly functional items with a combination of wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. She is particularly interested in alternative firing methods such as Raku and pit-firing.

For more information visit Clover’s website


Annual Exhibition (5 – 7 May 2018)

Our annual exhibition is taking place over the May Day bank holiday weekend, as part of the Henley Arts Trail. Members will be exhibiting and selling their work and there is an opportunity to vote for the best in show. Refreshments are on sale with delicious cakes and a chance to take a breather from the trail and admire a great variety of work both functional and decorative.

Please come and visit us at, Neville Hall, Waltham St Lawrence, RG10 0JP. We are open between 10am and 5pm Saturday 5 May 2018 to Monday 7 May 2018.

To take part, members can download an application form here

Ursula Waechter (13 June 2018)

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Ursula came to the UK in 1979 from Germany to study Three Dimensional Design: Ceramics at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and graduated in 1982 (BA Hons). In 1986 she joined the team of potters led by Alan Caiger-Smith at Aldermaston Pottery, where, apart from a few years in Germany, she stayed until 2007 when she moved in to her own workshop.

Ursula says of her work “My work is mostly thrown on the wheel with some shapes made by press moulding. I use a red earthenware body which I cover with a white tin glaze. The designs are brush painted using combinations of coloured oxides, in the tradition of Aldermaston Pottery. I glaze fire to between 1060 and 1080 centigrade.”

For more information visit Ursula’s website