• BOTZ free online seminar

    BOTZ free online seminar

    14th May 2020

    The next BOTZ webinar will be held on the 18th May at 2.30pm. The topic will be ‘Designing ceramics with BOTZ Unidekor’. BOTZ Unidekor are 24 liquid decorating colours, universally applicable in the firing range of 1000°–1250°C. Porcelain painting When…

  • Anglian Potters’ first online selling exhibition

    Anglian Potters’ first online selling exhibition

    14th May 2020

    Many potters are still able to work at home in the current lock-down conditions, but there are few places to sell their work. Since spring would usually be the time for one of the renowned Anglian Potters Open Exhibitions, they…

  • Potters’ Playtime event

    Potters’ Playtime event

    24th April 2020

    In issue 35, we featured an event hosted by Potclays, in which six potters were given access to two tonnes of clay to make one big piece each over a two-day period. It was a mammoth task but, in truth,…

  • Save Wetheriggs Pottery

    Save Wetheriggs Pottery

    24th April 2020

    Until relatively recently Wetheriggs Pottery was a popular historic attraction, with over 100,000 visitors a year, where people could see traditional pottery being made, make a pot themselves and buy pottery to take away. Planning permission has now been granted…

  • Missing clay? We’ll come to you!

    Missing clay? We’ll come to you!

    24th April 2020

    We know that things are very challenging at the moment, but even if you don’t have your own kiln we’d encourage you to carry on working with clay at home. The therapeutic benefits of getting your hands into clay and…

  • Watch Keith Brymer Jones in action as he throws for us

    Watch Keith Brymer Jones in action as he throws for us

    23rd January 2020

    We caught up with Keith in his Whitstable studio, where he kindly gave us some throwing demonstrations, full of great advice and some funny anecdotes. Here’s the first one, and you can watch all three here

  • New websites

    New websites

    20th January 2020

    A couple of suppliers have let us know that they now have new websites   Hartley & Noble makes batts, batt sets, moulds, formers and tools, and you can now place orders at:   Chalco Stamp & Die Co…

  • Scotty Gillespie

    Scotty Gillespie

    18th October 2019

    Running until 27 October – Scotty Gillespie TenderStem – An exhibition of ceramics, textiles and illustrations by Scotty Gillespie at 45 Southside Gallery, Plymouth. Scotty Gillespie lives and works in Exeter having recently graduated from a BA (Hons) illustration degree…

  • New books

    New books

    3rd October 2019

    New books about pottery are always exciting and we’ve got two for you!   COMPLETE POTTERY TECHNIQUES Design, form, throw, decorate and more, with workshops from professional makers Covering every technique from throwing to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this book…

  • New website for glazes announced by Milton Bridge

    New website for glazes announced by Milton Bridge

    24th September 2019

    Milton Bridge has announced the launch of a new website. The company has been relatively unknown for hobby glazes until now, but it has been creating glazes since 1982 and now holds over 550 ceramic glazes and colour recipes. Previously…