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  • Supplier Spotlight – Bluematchbox

    Supplier Spotlight – Bluematchbox

    6th December 2019

    Bluematchbox – Ten years on When Grant Pratt first opened his shop in Tilehurst, 10 years ago, it was a gallery and working studio, with a few shelves of glazes and tools for sale. Fast-forward to today, and it’s clear…

  • Supplier Spotlight – Potclays

    Supplier Spotlight – Potclays

    5th December 2019

    Potclays: A potted history Over 85 years on and the future’s looking bright! Potclays celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017. It’s still owned and run by the same family – now in its 4th generation – and they still use…

  • Readers’ Makes

    Readers’ Makes

    16th November 2019

    Here’s issue 33’s selection of photos sent in by readers. If you’d like to share your work with us, email a high-resolution photo and some details about your piece to: claycraft.ed@kelsey.co.uk Libbi Hutchence   Graham Lymbery   Cat King

  • Working with porcelain

    Working with porcelain

    25th September 2019

    Porcelain… the final frontier? With its reputation for being hard to work with, porcelain is often considered off-limits for all but the most advanced and professional ceramicists. Jo Davies helps de-bunk some of the myths and offers her tips for…

  • Meet the potter: Kevin Millward

    Meet the potter: Kevin Millward

    23rd September 2019

    Kevin Millward’s recurring theme is “And then I get a phone call…”   Kevin will be known to many of you as the course director at the Clay College and the consultant behind The Great Pottery Throw Down.   He…

  • Banwell Pottery

    Banwell Pottery

    14th August 2019

    Banwell Pottery, a thriving social enterprise that supports people with learning disabilities and autism to design, create and sell high-quality products Wednesday group session. Based just outside the popular seaside holiday town of Weston-super-Mare, within the community leisure centre ‘@Worle’, there…

  • Pinched rabbit project

    Pinched rabbit project

    12th August 2019

    This little pinched rabbit is built by enlarging semi-spheres with coiled additions, which are in turn pinched, to make larger sections to join together. The technique is used to increase size for all pinched forms, whether open or closed   You…

  • Making underglaze pencils

    Making underglaze pencils

    18th July 2019

    Underglaze pencils are great for people who like to draw graphic images or create painterly effects on their ceramic surfaces. Here’s how to make your own   General information on underglaze pencils Commercially available underglaze pencils or crayons usually come…

  • Why do we use plastic sheeting?

    Why do we use plastic sheeting?

    11th July 2019

    Some people ask us why we recommend using plastic sheeting in our handbuilding projects, when so many other people use canvas or cotton. Yes, plastic sheeting sticks, but that’s a plus point! It means that you don’t have to over-handle…