Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School
Harriet started her career as an apprentice to Alan Caiger Smith at Aldermaston Pottery. Here she learnt how to throw, to glaze and to decorate pots in the tin glaze earthenware tradition. In 1987, Harriet set up her own studio near Newbury where she continued to make maiolica pots.
In 1994 Harriet moved, with her husband, to America where they stayed for six years on a farm near the Delaware River. On her return to England in 2001 she established a studio in Ewelme, an historic Oxfordshire village well known for its fifteenth century church and school and its connection with Geoffrey Chaucer.
Harriet now works in stoneware and porcelain, she has four different kilns and it is thanks to the firing process that the finished pots are so different.
For more information visit Harriet’s website harrietcoleridge.co.uk
Harriet first threw a loosely thrown wavy-edged tea bowl;
Harriet then demonstrated a faceted tea bowl; a technique recently shown to her by Kevin Millward:
A selection of Harriet’s recent work;