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  • 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…

  • Ridgeway Studios wheel hire – pay as you go

    Ridgeway Studios wheel hire – pay as you go

    20th July 2019

    RIDGEWAY STUDIOS Ridgeway Studios was created by husband and wife team Max and Finola Thomas at the beginning of July, in Fishponds, Bristol. The studio is a flexible workspace for craftspeople and creatives, and as well as workshops, it now offers pay-as-you-go…

  • Cheshire Clay Collective update and appeal

    Cheshire Clay Collective update and appeal

    19th July 2019

    Following our visit last year, Lisa Pritchard has been in touch to let us know how they’re getting on, and it’s very impressive! Not only is this an update on the progress of the Cheshire Clay Collective, but also an…

  • 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…

  • The Throw Down is back!

    The Throw Down is back!

    3rd June 2019

    The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for home potters aged 18+ years to take part in Series 3! Who is the best home potter you know?     The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for home potters aged…

  • Batt systems

    Batt systems

    12th May 2019

    Northamptonshire-based Hartley and Noble has come up with an ever-increasing range of equipment for potters, from ribs to complete batt systems and drape moulds. All are manufactured from premium quality MDF that is thoroughly tested for waterproof qualities and warp…

  • Win one of our project pieces!

    Win one of our project pieces!

    18th April 2019

    Free prize draw! Would you like to be in with a chance of winning this stunning ginger jar in our free giveaway? https://www.claycraft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ginger-jar-giveaway.mp4   This was our thrown project in issue 19, and the decoration using wax resist and contrasting…

  • And the winner is…

    And the winner is…

    23rd March 2019

    The end of year celebration for students at Aylesford Pottery in Kent was a competition in the spirit of a series of challenges. Judges and students gathered in the Great Barn of Aylesford Priory to hear the results. Michelle Stags…