ClayCraft #53

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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Last year, I struggled. I don't know if it was 'long Covid', lockdown-related depression, something physical, or a combination but, by the end of the year, I couldn't concentrate, was exhausted, and my get-up-and-go had run, screaming, from the room. I'd also lost work, which was extra pressure – actually, it was a blessing in disguise because I couldn't have coped with my previous workload, feeling as I did. With more time on my hands, I wanted to do something that was just for me. I was going to start a side-hustle from my kitchen table. It could fit in around when I felt well enough to do it, I wouldn't have to answer to anyone, and it could happen at my own pace. I joined the thousands of people who…

1 min.
new ceramic school

Nottingham Ceramic School opened its doors earlier this year. It is run by Kit Anderson, the woman behind FOTO CERAMICA, who has taught ceramics for over 25 years, drawing on her experience as a professional maker, and her time running ceramics departments for FE colleges. She is joined by a small team of experienced tutors who are all makers in their own rights, and bring a wealth of expertise and experience to support you at each step on the ceramic making journey. The school offers a friendly and supportive creative space where everyone interested in learning to make with clay is welcome. Class sizes are small, so you get time with the tutors while still having an enjoyable, sociable experience. The throwing and hand-building courses teach the techniques and methods to make a…

1 min.
stamford pottery market 10th anniversary!

Potter Katherine Winfrey founded the Stamford Pottery Market to fulfil a vision to showcase the diverse range of work being produced by local potters and to support charitable causes. Held annually in the Stamford Arts Centre, the market proved a great success until the Covid-19 pandemic caused a pause. Katherine has handed over the organisation of the event to a committee of potters, who hope to build on her legacy. And after three false starts due to the lockdowns – the 10th Anniversary event can now take place in the Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom on 29 and 30 August 2021. Over 20 local potters will display and sell their work at this two-day celebration of ceramics. There will be something for everyone, from beautiful domestic ware, quirky ornaments and garden sculptures to…

1 min.
online craft fair

An opportunity to buy handmade work online from over 120 specially selected makers. Ahead of the fair weekend, you can preview the line-up of exhibitors taking part and, for an opportunity to see work before the general public, anybody who signs up to the mailing list will get a special invitation to the Preview Evening on Friday, 16 July. The artists' shop windows will go live at 9am Saturday, 17 July, when you will be able to scroll through their work and link through to their full collections in their online shops. To see the exhibitors and sign up to the mailing list, visit:…

4 min.
thrown wide bowl

You will need: 1,100g (2½lb) clay of choice for this large version – earthenware or stoneware Or - 570g (1¼lb) for a cereal size Tools for throwing – water bowl – sponge – ribs – twisted metal cutting wire 360° protractor (useful but not essential) 2 glazes of choice to suit clay type Fine 3mm masking tape (available from craft outlets) Before you begin: Note This bowl would be difficult to lift off the wheel head without distorting the shape. Therefore it must be thrown on a batt. Begin by throwing a pad for a batt, then fix the batt to the wheel head, thumping it with your fist to secure it in place once centred. For details, visit: Prepare the clay by kneading it well to remove any possible trapped air, then…

2 min.
glazing your bowl

A 360° protractor is useful for dividing spaces on round objects quickly and easily. If you don’t have one, you will have to measure and divide the space with a flexible measuring tape. Sit the protractor over the bowl and divide the circumference into equally sized sections with a small pencil mark at the rim. Cut yourself a card ruler – this is useful in this case because of its flexibility. Line the ruler up vertically with the marks at the top of the bowl and make another mark at the base. Now fix the thin tape from a base mark, working diagonally to the adjacent rim mark, as shown. Repeat all the way around the bowl. When all the first tape strips are in place, apply the next, second series, working in the opposite direction…