SWP Open Exhibition at  Oriel CRiC, Crickhowell, Powys

Saturday October 7 to  Sunday October 29, 2017

This will be a showcase of the great range of work produced by SWP members

If you are a SWP member and would like to participate, please contact Margo Schmidt on margo@worldserver.com

Details of the opening event and maker demonstrations will be posted closer to the time.



Events...

Sunday September 10th 10.30am – 4.00pm

Sunday September 10th at Cardiff Met. Llandaff

SWP Ceramic Get Together

Activities include:

·       Learn how to make an adapted mastic gun to extrude handles

·       Plaster workshop

·       Sgraffito Decoration

·       Access to a number of wheels: Perfect your throwing skills with help from Graham and sally Newing.

·       Slip decoration technique technique

Competitions include:

·       Tallest vessel from a kilo of clay.

·       Most enterprising handle made by any method (Including extruder).

The Cardiff Met. MA Art and Ceramics exhibition will be open for viewing.

Parking on the campus is only 50p

For further information contact: email@southwalespotters.org.uk


Wednesday Sept 20th arrival 10.30

Clyngwyn Bunkhouse - http://www.bunkhouse-south-wales.co.uk/

Waterfall Walk and Lunch

 

Coffee and cake followed by a long or short walk to see the lovely Ystradfellte waterfalls.

Visit the pottery studio

Meet back at the Bunkhouse for lunch

For further information contact: email@southwalespotters.org.uk

 

Sunday October 1st - 10.30 to 1.00 pm Llantarnam Grange Cwmbran, NP44 1PD

Demonstration by Paul Taylor


‘My work has largely centred on the vessel, using ultra thin slabs of textured terracotta, assembled and fired multiple times aiming to transform very simple materials into pottery that has its own distinctive characteristic.

I want to create vessels with nteresting configurations, surfaces and textures.

I am fascinated by the alchemy that occurs when combining clay, smoke and fire culminating in the often magical changes that occur during the firing process. My work is fired multiple times, the final firing is a low temperature saggar firing with combustable materials producing a range of surprising and often unpredictable outcomes.

I have also developed my work to incorporate slip cast forms in terracotta. These are then altered with the application of extruded and sprig moulded additions.

I endeavour to explore the full range of possibilities of one simple form, constantly changing it in an effort to magnify its creative potential as much as possible.

My aim is to create pottery with an almost classical and timeless quality’


For more information please contact: email@south walespotters.org.uk.

This demonstration will be followed at 2.30 by South Wales Potters AGM which can be attended only by SWP members


Late October - Look out for our ‘Hand Building Workshop’

More details later.

Monday December 5th – 12.30

South Wales Potters Christmas Lunch at The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell

More details later