ClayCraft #43

ClayCraft magazine is a must-have for ceramic enthusiasts, packed with fun and inspirational pottery projects for all levels. A monthly subscription of ClayCraft magazine offers an exciting mix of information and inspiration on the world of ceramics, with practical step-by-step projects, essential clay choice and design tips, as well as interviews with individual pottery makers. Whether you are a beginner to the world of pottery, a student or a professional, ClayCraft magazine is an essential read for makers at any level. Inside every issue, you’ll find advice for pottery novices who are brand new to the world of ceramics, tips for intermediate makers looking to improve their skills and challenging projects for the professional clay makers out there. If you’re looking for a ceramics magazine that combines inspiration and information on the popular world of clay making, then ClayCraft magazine is the perfect read for you.

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29 min

Do you run a course that you’d like to see here? Email for free inclusion in our listing For free inclusion in this listing, email: If you run other creative courses, register free at SCOTLAND STEF BAXTER POTTERY Courses: Handbuilding & throwing day class drop-in. Night and weekend classes. 1-1 tuition & Raku classes. Suitable for all levels. Open access coming. Dates: see website Location; Govan, Glasgow CLAY WORKS STUDIO Courses: All levels from beginners to intermediate. Taster courses, general pottery and throwing courses. Open access facility for more advanced makers coming soon Dates: See website Location: Dumfries & Galloway DUNDEE CERAMICS WORKSHOP Courses: Classes for all levels from beginner to intermediate, for individuals and groups. 1-1 tuition available. Open studio access and kiln hire for members Dates: Throughout the year (see website) Location: Dundee FORGAN ARTS CENTRE Courses: All levels and ages catered for…

4 min
potters in lockdown

My name is Debbie Page. I’m based in South Oxfordshire and run Debbie Page Ceramics out of my Yellow Shed Pottery. I am a veteran of local arts trails and craft fairs in and around the Oxfordshire/Berkshire area, eg Henley Arts Trail, Caversham Arts Trail and Oxfordshire Artweeks. At the beginning of 2020, I had been feeling overwhelmed in my efforts to juggle family, my teaching responsibilities, and my pottery business. Then lockdown hit. To be honest, it was pretty scary in March. The trails, workshops and courses were cancelled or postponed indefinitely, and I felt I needed to take control of my business. The spring trails and shows are a significant source of income and, alongside the cancellation of workshops for the foreseeable future, my income was under threat. I…

8 min
keeping a lid on it, part 1: ginger jars

Of course, this also gave me an excuse to get back to my wheel, which can’t be a bad thing. Since the bells I made in the last issue, I’d been playing with a bit of red iron oxide, wedging it into my usual white stoneware. I love that deliciously smooth pale stuff, but I have to admit to occasional bouts of clay envy when I see people with speckled clay showing off the way it shows through their glazes, or dark clays that completely change their fired glaze colours. I’d ordered a sample of red stoneware from Valentine Clays recently – loved it – and decided to get a few bags and see what difference it made to my pieces. While I waited for the order to arrive, I scratched…

4 min
sustainable thinking

This year must have seemed very strange for the ceramics students who were graduating. The hectic shows to which the public flock are gone, replaced with an online version of their work. Each maker has a story to tell, and here we look at a student from Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London – Alice Fyles. Alice was born on her parents' self-sufficient farm in Feakle, Ireland. Accompanied by a dozen chickens, a cheeky goat named Janis and their mad sheepdog Sune, her parents grew their own food, brewed their own wine and lived a simple life. A year after Alice was born, the family, and their way of life, moved to a small village in Sweden called Övra Söderby. "I have spent most of my life living on this land,…

1 min
anglian potters autumn online selling exhibition

As the lockdown restrictions continue, members of Anglian Potters have been slaving over a hot kiln creating a remarkable collection of ceramic art. It’s all available to buy online from 11 September at a new, specially built, exhibition website, where the work of over 40 potters can be seen – more than 250 pieces in total. There is a vast variety in the artworks for sale. There are bowls and sculptures, wall plaques and vases in a wide variety of colours and textures. Perfect for presents or to enhance any home or garden. Hugs Challenge! Members were also challenged to make new work on the theme of ‘Hugs’, which we have all been missing over the past few months! All of the proceeds from selling these pieces will go to the Nelson’s Journey charity…

6 min
egg tray

DIFFICULTY RATING YOU WILL NEED: Stiff paper to make your templates A cutting mat (not essential but useful) Sharp craft knife, pencil, ruler, 4cmdiameter cookie cutter or something round Clay of choice earthenware or stoneware Rolling pin, 5mm roller guides, plastic sheet, rib Large sheet of textured wallpaper or lace etc Glaze of choice to fit clay type BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Begin by making the template parts for the tray. The version demonstrated here is designed to hold six eggs, but you can make yours larger if you prefer. Draw a grid of six squares on a sheet of paper measuring 21 x 14cm. Draw a central circle in each of the squares using the cookie cutter to draw around. Also, make a side panel measuring 21 x 5cm and an end panel measuring 14 x…