Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toff Milway master class


TOFF MILWAY
Salt Glazed Pottery
Master Class/Presentation
Saturday September 27th
10.30am - 4.00pm. Ladock

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Glass Fusing Workshop

A 2 day fusing extravaganza workshop will be held on 10th/11th August. During the 2 days we start with cutting glass, and then kiln-carving with clear glass. We then make a piece of jewellery using dichroic glass, which is fused in a microwave kiln before we engrave it and put it into the main kiln. Then we start on colour. We make one picture or plate using cut glass and one using glass frits and powders, and perhaps paints. You get a light lunch each day and a folder of information to take home with you. We cover the basics of designing for glass, fusing and slumping glass into moulds, with firing schedules and annealing information. You will have a minimum of 4 pieces to collect once they have been fired. People work at different rates and have different requirements so some people spend a lot of time on their pieces and some people whizz through and want to make more pieces. You also get introduced to various cutting, grinding and polishing machines and materials. The cost of our 2 day course is normally £190. We are offering a £10 discount to applicants through CACD.
See our work and details at http://www.balmiadenstudioglass.co.uk/

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Raku social day




Raku day for potters and or amateur ceramicists

A day of Raku firing, for those of you who wish to experiment with Raku.  Enjoy the company of other potters.
Bring some bisque fired pots. Use your own glazes or mine and then we will fire up in my purpose built Raku kiln.
Bring sandwiches for lunch, I will provide teas, coffees & cake.

Price to cover the days costs £15 each.
Sunday June 8th 2014
10am - 4pm

At Worthy Pottery, Kimworthy Cottage, Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7RP
Email or phone to book a place, lshare@live.com
Parking in field follow signs.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Helen Marton at Rock Institute


New member Helen Marton produces playful, resonant works using a variety of appropriate materials to map cultural attitudes towards protection, consumption, reproduction and systems of belief. Her works frequently alludes to function, borrowing and abstracting meaning and significance from both domestic and ritual objects in order to create contemporary indicators, highlighting shared domestic activities, connecting past and present.
Helen is exhibiting at the Rock Institute on the 3rd ,4th and 5th of May. See more of her work on her website

Friday, May 02, 2014

Sally Ann Wade


Sally Ann Wade has a new website... her ceramics are inspired by her love of the natural environment and man-made structures.
www.sallyannwade.co.uk

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Penny Clifford


Member Penny Clifford now has photographs of her work on the new revamped website. This is one of her tactile cups.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Roseland Festival

The Roseland Festival selling exhibition will be held on September 27th - 28th at St. Mawes and CCGG have been offered space. There is room for 7-8 5ft tables at £15 for one day or £12 for two days.
The organisers are now putting together the program and seek commitments from any interested CCGG members. Confirmation is needed by Mid May. 

Please contact Andy Thomas directly at mrsandythomas@googlemail.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New member Maggi Gooding


New member Maggi Gooding has some photographs of her work on the new revamped website

On the Map


A new leaflet out this week called "On the Map" promoting the ceramic and glass studios of Cornwall. Download a copy here


Joe Finch Demonstration and Master Class

Joe Finch World Renowned Studio Potter Demonstration and Master Class Saturday June 14th 10.30 am – 4.00 pm Ladock Village Hall

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heather Frary new member


New member Heather Frary now has photographs of her work on the website.
Coastal countryside, contemporary glass.
Fused, leaded and copper foiled.
Etched, painted and printed, with traditional materials.
From bespoke window and door panels, to smaller hanging pieces.
All commissions very welcome.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Makers Making a Living

“Makers Making a Living”
Talk and discussion by CC&GG Members+ Museum Tour
         February 15th 1.30 am – 4.00 pm
            Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

CC&GG Members have many different reasons for pursuing their craft, be it a hobby, an artistic expression or a commercial venture. The latter is the hardest road to take and requires dedication, focus, and organisation in addition to the skill required to make saleable pieces and over recent years making a living from handmade crafts such as Ceramics and Glass has become increasingly challenging.

However, several CC&GG members continue to be successful and we a delighted that Heather Swain (pottery), Jane Smith (glass) and Danka Napiorkowska (multidiscipline) have agreed to talk and discuss their successful working lives. In addition they will be joined by Jenni Phillips with her knowledge of working in Education.

This event will of great value both to artists starting a career and those wishing to gain wider recognition for their work.

Event fee £5

Friday, January 24, 2014

West Dean pottery and glass courses

Pottery, ceramics and glass courses at West Dean College, run by charity The Edward James Foundation, near Chichester in West Sussex. The College offers over 700 short courses, including pottery, ceramics and sculpture. Tutors are professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. A sample of courses for spring include:

Exploring porcelain – throwing and hand-building 14 – 17 January £356 tutor Jack Doherty
Stained glass – working with colour and light 2 – 7 February £500 tutor Sasha Ward
Experimenting with paper clay 20 – 23 March £345 tutor Claire Ireland
Layering imagery in glass 23 – 28 February £569 tutor Alex Powell
Exploring Japanese pottery 24 – 27 April £340 tutor Kaori Tatebayashi

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jenny Beavan

Work by new member Jenny Beavan can be seen on our website and also at her own page on StudioPottery.co.uk

Friday, December 20, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Glass Minds

The next ‘Glass Minds’ meeting will be on 26th January 2014, 2-4 pm at Bal Maiden Studio Glass, Trevenen Bal. Directions are  at http://www.balmaidenstudioglass.co.uk.

The meeting will be a general discussion, and will include establishing and allocating jobs for our September exhibition.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Lunch


CCGG Christmas Lunch Saturday December 14th 2013 at the Victoria Inn, Roche, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8LQ
You are all invited to a Christmas Social Lunch and a chance to meet and discuss with other members anything under the sun. A great way to round off an enjoyable year in the CCGG . The Victoria Inn will arrange a hearty and varied 3 course lunch for us so we do hope as many of you as possible can join us at this social gathering. We are meeting at 12.30 in the bar, for lunch at 1pm.