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ClayCraft #40

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

This month is starting to see things pick up a little, with shops due to reopen and people settling into a routine. The number of fast pivots that companies have made, to stay available and engage with their customers – and, not to beat around the bush, to remain afloat – is astonishing, and they have really risen to the challenge. Exhibitions and events have moved across to online presentations. While I can see that this isn’t the same as being able to handle a piece of work and talk to the creator, I also wonder whether it will open things up to be accessed by more visitors than a physical event would see, especially when outdoor events can be hit hard by bad weather. I know there are annual…

1 min.
potter pal update

The latest version of Potter Pal (6.5) has just been released, with the o. er of a 15-day free trial. Why not use the time to discover how this app can help you in your studio? The creators of Potter Pal say it was built with simplicity in mind, it’s easy to use and has a powerful search function allowing you to retrieve your information quickly and easily. Updated functions include: • Recipe formulation; with unity molecular formula and predicted firing ranges • Purchases and inventory; metric or imperial options have been added, along with the ability to handle invoices • Document your work: bisque and fired images, information on dimensions, firing schedule, and glaze applied, all on the same page • New tools section The app is both Mac and PC compatible and there are various…

2 min.
craft sales exceeded £3 billion last year!

The Crafts Council and eight national partners* commissioned a report – the first for over a decade to look at the consumer market for British craft – which surveyed 5,000 UK residents, 1,500 US citizens and 1,700 professional makers. The report is brimming with statistics and trend insights. Highlighting the changing market, it has provided valuable evidence as to who’s buying what, why and how they’re doing it, and how best to support and grow the craft market. The report reveals that our passion for craft has never been greater – 73% of UK adults had bought craft in 2019 – snapping up almost 25 million handcrafted objects. In a significant shift, almost a third (32%) of today’s buyers are aged under 35 – making this demographic the biggest buyer of…

1 min.
artists (staying) at home

Since 1973, artists across Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush have been welcoming the public into their houses, studios and flats, to view paintings, glassmaking, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photographs, textiles, and jewellery – through its cherished Artists at Home event. This year, it is not possible for the artists to open their homes and meet you face to face, but they still have so much to share with you. At artistsathome.co.uk, you can browse their work, make enquiries and save your favourites. If you wish to buy something this can be done directly with the artist. This is an exciting chance to discover new original work for your home and to talk to artists about how they create. You can preview the artists' work before the event if you sign in or register…

1 min.
#clayathome workshops

New online workshops in the British Ceramics Biennial’s (BCB) #ClayAtHome series have just been released. Designed with lockdown in mind, they include a tutorial for creating ceramic hanging ‘isolation’ tiles decorated with images and messages of hope, and a session exploring di­ erent types of mark making to help focus the mind. #ClayAtHome is an online creative learning programme designed to inspire people to engage with clay at home. It has been developed by BCB, which runs a major international arts festival in Stoke-on-Trent – the home of British ceramics – alongside an ongoing programme of education and community engagement projects in the city. As well as hands-on creative workshops, the #ClayAtHome programme includes podcast interviews with artists, social networking events and activities to support children’s home learning from BCB’s CLAY School…

1 min.
the stratford gallery 'tradition - east & west'

This exhibition sees three of the world's most collected and respected potters coming together with wonderful new work, preserving but moving forward their respective country's ceramic tradition. Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew have been working tirelessly from their studio in Galloway, Scotland to produce a collection of work that confirms them as two of the most talented slipware potters in the world. With 56 pieces this will be the largest exhibition of new works from them in 2020. Tomoo Hamada, the grandson of Shoji Hamada and driving force behind the preservation of links with British pottery tradition, has provided a collection of 25 special pieces from his studio and kiln in Mashiko, Japan. Every piece will be available to view and purchase online direct from the gallery’s website: thestratfordgallery.co.uk…