Friday, March 31, 2006

East London Design Show?

The Committee are considering whether to book a stall at the East London Design Show in Shoreditch Town Hall in December 2007. This is a weekend event; it would be selected (by the organisers of the design show); it would require a commitment from members selected for the show to work a rota to man the stall and help with the setting up and taking down. There would also have to be a fee for entry (as yet we can't say how much).
I am seeking expressions of interest from members at this stage, to determine whether there's enough interest to pursue the idea further.
Please let me know
Nicky May

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mike Dodd's master-class

Mike gave an interesting talk and slideshow about his life and work this was followed by various demonstrations.
I had been curious how the glaze on the large pot had been achieved. So for me the best part was the final demonstration when, whilst talking about not taking things too serious and allowing oneself time to play Mike very precisely, lovingly, and with total concentration added dry china-clay to a wet pot and then continued to throw the said pot one-handed into the desired shape.
Mike obviously takes his play very serious!
More details on the events page soon

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Photography Workshop

Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group offer a
Photography Workshop led by Graham Barrett (a photography tutor from Cornwall Adult Education Service)
Saturday 8th April 2006 9.30am – 4.30pm
At The Gallery
Wadebridge Primary School
Gonvena Hill Wadebridge

Do you want to learn the basics or improve your digital photography? Be able to take good photographs of your work for a variety of purposes?

The workshop will include
• Basic camera use, lighting and use of flash
• Transfer and saving of images, file types and resolution
• PSP workspace, cropping, brightness/contrast, colour saturation
• A photography session including backgrounds and lighting
• Transferring, manipulating and saving images as jpegs or gifs

You will need to bring to the session
A digital camera (though cameras will be available if necessary)
5 – 6 pieces of your ceramic or glass work to photograph
CD to store your images on
Your own lunch

This course is free to CCGG members only ( 10 people maximum)
Please email the Membership Secretary Nicky May if you wish to reserve a place

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Portrait Modelling Masterclasses

Portrait Modelling Masterclasses with Luke Shepherd
at the sculptor's studio, Ashburton South Devon
Set in rural Devon, an area renowned for artistic life. Luke’s intimate studio is the setting where you will have the opportunity to have tuition from one of the West’s most renowned portrait sculptors. The course will cover all aspects of modelling a portrait, from training one’s eye, bringing the clay to life, through to working to commission. A thorough and challenging approach, strictly limited to 5 participants allowing tuition to be individually tailored to suit requirements, given by the portrait sculpture tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Cost: £400. To include 4 days tuition, materials, scrumptious lunches and refreshments.