ClayCraft #52

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Well, what a difference a month makes! It seems that now we’re getting April, May and June all at the same time. Heavy showers, hot sun and all the flowers coming at once. My cow parsley is interspersed with poppies, the bees are covering the hawthorn and, at last, it’s consistently warm enough to plant out the vegetables that have been lurking under cover. I don’t think there are many things nicer than eating outside. With the restrictions lifted on the number of people gathering together, I’m looking forward to a summer of al fresco family dining using handmade dishes and plates. Part of the attraction is having mismatched tableware, each piece unique and bringing its own story to the table (sorry!). The first plates I ever made are rather heavy, unwieldy…

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online technical courses

Tim Thornton has been a potter for over 13 years, and before that, had a career in engineering and science research, so he is well suited to the more technical aspects of the potter's craft. An area of particular interest has been what may broadly be described as 'health and safety', whether in terms of studio practice or producing pots that don't present any hazards to their users. Tim runs online courses a few times a year and posts technical advice every week on Instagram and Facebook. 'Studio health and safety' and 'Product safety for potters' courses will run in September. Product safety for potters • What is product safety, and why it matters. Laws, regulations and standards. • Glaze stability and leaching. • Understanding' food safe'. • Food safety in practice. • Crazing and cutlery marking. • Oven,…

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wood, salt and soda exhibition is now open daily

The Clay College Gallery is currently showcasing a brilliant selection of wood, salt and soda potters. This exhibition features work by Walter Keeler, Lisa Hammond MBE, Sabine Nemet, Charles Bound and Matthew Blakely. Due to the current ongoing restrictions, there was no official opening event, but you can visit during Middleport Pottery's updated opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm or get in touch if you would like to make an appointment. If you can't visit in person, all pots from this exhibition are available to view and purchase at:…

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harrow open studios main event

This summer, artists in and around Harrow are opening their doors and inviting you into their studios. The event runs throughout June and July, and the artists have chosen which dates their individual studios will open. To help you plan your visit, you can sign up to receive an email every Monday and Friday to let you know which artists are open. Should anyone be unable to open their studios, you will receive an email in the morning to let you know, so that you don't have a wasted trip.…

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thrown bowl

DIFFICULTY RATING You will need: 680g (1½lb) clay – earthenware or stoneware Tools for throwing – water bowl, sponge, cutting wire, rib Turning tools of preference BEFORE YOU BEGIN: A reminder when throwing – to save wordy repetition! Always compress the clay at the rim after each lift – pinch the rim gently between your fingers and thumb, at the same time resting the forefinger of your other hand on the rim and applying gentle pressure Prepare the clay by kneading it well to remove any possible trapped air, then form it into a rough cone shape. Note: this bowl is thrown directly on the wheel head but if you aren't confident about doing this, throw a pad for a batt, then fix the batt to the wheel head, giving it a thump with your fist…

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