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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…

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…

linda bloomfield silica in glazes

Linda Bloomfield is a scientist turned potter. More glaze recipes can be found in her books, Advanced Pottery (2011), Colour in Glazes (A&C Black 2012), The Handbook of Glaze Recipes (Bloomsbury 2014) and Science for Potters (The American Ceramic Society 2017). Her new book Special Effect Glazes, and the second edition of Colour in Glazes are both out now. Linda has recently launched her online glazing course, How Glazes Work, on her website: Silica is the main constituent of glass and glazes, also known as silicon dioxide. If we could melt it in a pottery kiln, silica would make a glossy, transparent glaze all by itself. However, its melting temperature is around 1710°C, so it needs fluxes such as feldspar and whiting to help it melt in a kiln (these…

dinosaur egg cups

What better way to get the kids to eat their eggs than serve them in dinosaur egg cups – who could resist? Here, we show you one way to make the cups, which can be easily adapted to different shapes, and a second version is on our website at: You will need: Clay – earthenware or stoneware, preferably white for easy decorating Wooden tools and ribs for neatening Underglaze colours for surface decoration Brushes and sponges for application of underglaze Transparent glaze to fit clay type Before you begin: Look for some simple images of dinosaurs – you can find them easily on the internet, and silhouettes are good because the shape isn’t complicated by detail. More than anything else, you need them for guidance at the early stage of making, to get…

transferring children’s artworks to clay

You will need: ▪ Clay of choice – preferably white-firing ▪ Rolling pin, 5mm-thick roller guides, plastic sheet ▪ Tracing paper, soft pencil ▪ Scoring tool/pin ▪ Underglaze colours to match those in the artwork ▪ Range of brushes for underglaze application including a very fine-tipped one ▪ Fine-textured natural sponge ▪ Transparent glaze Before you begin: There are many ways of transferring images to clay, with this one probably being the most simple and straightforward. Alternatives could include various methods of print transfer – mono print, screen print, lino print etc. Or: making the artworks as decals to fire onto a glazed surface Or: getting your child to draw their artworks onto a bisque-fired slab using underglaze pencils Many of these techniques will be demonstrated in future issues as we continue our series on surface decoration, so there will be plenty for you…

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