Issue 5 is OUT NOW!

Issue 5 is OUT NOW!

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Competition time!

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We attended our first big show last month; the Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair, at its new venue in Welbeck, Notts. Not having been to Rufford, we can’t comment on the differences between the two, but we were certainly impressed. Of course, events like this live and die on the attendance of potters willing to take stands, and this year there was certainly no lack of stalls. The layout was long and winding, with surprises round every corner. Just when you thought you’d got to the end, the path would open up, or make a kink, to reveal an offset area with additional stands. It was like Christmas!

It was lovely to meet up with some of our contributors too. Meeting in the flesh is so much nicer than communicating via email. I can report that Pippin really is as delightful as she looks! What really amazed me though was the number of people who sought us out and wanted to talk. It’s gratifying that we are achieving what we set out to do; making pottery feel accessible to everyone, however inexperienced they are.

We had plenty of visitors who were just starting out, and also teachers whose students use the magazine. One common thread was that they all love to see other people’s work, so don’t be shy – send in your photos and provide inspiration for other potters. We have several options for showcasing your work, which cover all experience levels, so whether you’re an established ceramicist, or a student enjoying making your first coil pot, we’d love to see your work. Email Rachel at for more details.

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