Mary Kembery (14 June 2017)

Somerset Countryware is a range of stoneware pottery made and decorated by Mary Kembery in her studio at Drayton, where she has lived since 1985.

Apart from the Somerset landscape, she also draws inspiration from fish, fruit and flowers. Coloured slips and underglaze colours with a combination of decorating techniques, including waxing, stencilling and scraffitto, may be used on a single piece to achieve the desired effect. The work is fired  to stoneware temperature around 1235c in an electric kiln.


Paul Jessop (13 September 2017)

Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Polehamton Junior School.

With his workshop situated in the grounds of Barrington Court in Somerset, Paul specialises in simple, elegant and practical slipware pottery.

Paul loves the plain and simple country styles of the west country. He expects his pots to be used on a daily basis, and to enrich the lives of those who use them.

For more information visit Paul’s website here

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jacob Bodilly (11 October 2017)

Wednesday 11 October 2017 at Polehamton Junior School.

Jacob studied for a ceramics degree at Cardiff University and has worked for the Leach Pottery and the Boscean Pottery. He know has his own business based in Devon.

Jacob is familiar with the pottery techniques of European slipware, salt glaze and reduction stoneware. He personally produces functional pottery for the kitchen table, ovenware and tea and coffee drinking. He also produces more personal works, such as vases, and one-off pieces.

For more information about Jacob see his facebook page here.