ClayCraft #57

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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Serendipity is such a pretty word, and it sprang to mind this week. My teenage daughter saw something about glazing pottery on TikTok and came rushing to show me. She asked a lot of questions about what they were doing, which prompted a conversation about what can go wrong during the process. I then showed her some examples of pinholing, crazing and where an over-enthusiatic application of transparent glaze had resulted in a pool of slight opacity. I explained that even the most experienced potter, repeating something they do all the time, can have things go wrong. And so it came to pass in this month’s magazine! Jacqui glazed the spouted bottle with a commercial glaze that she’s used before, on the same clay and fired in exactly the same way…

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handbuilt ceramics

If you have a news story, product launch or details of some other topical item you’d like our readers to know about, email A good introduction to handbuilding, with comprehensive coverage of the materials, tools and techniques you’ll need to design, make and decorate your work. There is contributed work from a range of artists, which is followed through from build to finished items, while the author demonstrates the basic handbuilding techniques and offers suggestions for their application. If you’re after ideas for ceramics projects, then you’ll find plenty of inspiration, but beyond the suggestion of how to use certain forms once built, there’s not much for those wanting to make functional ware. Some of the photographs are very dark, particularly the technique shots using red clay, which could make it hard…

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jobs for refugees

Wade Ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent has said it will offer jobs to any Afghans who have settled in the North Staffordshire area after escaping from the Taliban takeover. Twenty-five families are due to be homed in the area under the Afghanistan Relocations and Assistance Police (ARAP). Many of the people worked for the British Forces and will be offered indefinite leave to stay and will have the right to work. Wade Ceramics has 10 roles to fill and is happy to train people. The company has a history of supporting the community and is a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, taking on ex-Forces personnel. For more details, visit:…

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cockpit makers’ market

26-28 November & 3-5 December Holborn & Deptford, London Cockpit Makers’ Market takes place in London over two long weekends this winter: Friday 26 to Sunday, November 28, and Friday 3 to Sunday, December 5. Cockpit Maker’s Market is the go-to shopping destination for gifts made by London’s top makers, artists and designers. The event caters to a wide range of budgets, from collectable artworks and fine jewellery to readily affordable stocking fillers, smashing any preconception that high-end craft is just for those with deep pockets. A number of ‘studio exclusives’ created specifically for the event will be available to buy on-site. Home to over 150 makers, Cockpit is a hotspot for discovering new creative talent. At Cockpit, you can find everything from contemporary ceramics to hand-printed cards, fine jewellery, and bespoke leather…

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new studio and pottery school

A new studio and pottery school has opened in Builth Wells and is launching a Christmas exhibition of art, pottery and handmade ceramics. Alex Allpress and Blue MacAskill have relocated the Alex Allpress Ceramic Studio & Pottery School to Builth Wells, from Newbridge-on-Wye. ‘Shades of Clay’ will run from November 29 to December 5. The exhibition will be open by appointment, daily from 9am to 5pm, and visitors will be able to buy Christmas gifts from Mid Wales, including vouchers for pottery lessons. On-site parking is available. For more details, visit:…

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open studios & winter market this weekend

Visit a selection of talented craftspeople from Craft Central’s wider community alongside The Forge’s creative residents, who will be opening up their private studios. You can learn about their practice, gain a creative appreciation and buy directly from makers. There will be over 40 makers to explore and buy from. Saturday, November 20 11am-6pm Sunday, November 21 11am-5pm Take part in workshops There will be affordable, family-friendly drop-in workshops on both days. The workshops are suitable for 8+, and anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Children £5, adults £8. You can find details at:…