Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Photographing Ceramics and Glass

Following on from last year’s Photography course,
we have arranged 2 Saturday workshops
May 12th and June 9th 10 am – 4pm
Newquay Adult Education Centre
with photographer Graham Barrett
Cost per day £17.50 (including some printing of images)

This course is for people familiar with the basic functions of their digital camera and who now wish to explore the fundamentals of photography in order to photograph their work to best advantage. Those who attend the second day will need to be competent computer users especially in the area of file management but need not be familiar with either Photoshop or Paintshop Pro.

May 12th Day 1 Photography - will cover composition, lighting and camera techniques; white balance, exposure compensation and
Depth of Field - book by end of April

June 9th Day 2 Digital photo manipulation - will cover basic workspace familiarity and tool options for either Photoshop or Paintshop Pro; file formats for web and print; cropping, cloning and sharpening; adjustment of hue and saturation, brightness and contrast; the addition of borders and frames. Printing and printer settings. – book by end of May

You will need to bring a digital camera, download lead, CD
or memory stick, plus on Day 1, 4 –5 pieces of work to photograph.

It is hoped to do some photography on the beach on Day 1, if weather is fine. You may attend either or both of these workshops. If you just attend the second on manipulating images then you must bring digital images to work on. Booking priority will be given to CCGG members – enrol by dates above, after that the courses will be open to others.
Please enrol directly with Newquay Adult Education, Community Learning Centre, (Old Magistrates Court),Tolcarne Road’ NEWQUAY TR7 2NQ
Tel:01637 874688

Kiln and pugmill for sale

Cromartie Kiln Number 564, 6kw, HT3X/Phase 1-69
Very clean, comes with a spare set of elements and has pyrometer
£400 ono

Wenger Pugmill Model 8471, also has an adapted made end so that it pushes out nice sausages for large pots.
£150 ono

Call Cathy Dennis on 07739 701555.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Carolyn Genders

Sources of Inspiration’ Workshop
by Carolyn Genders
Saturday 28th April, 10am - 4pm 2007
At Rock Institute Hall, Rock near Wadebridge

There are times when, as an artist, you struggle for inspiration.
Carolyn Genders author of ‘Sources of Inspiration for Ceramics and the applied arts’ has been invited to give a workshop on ideas that will spark the creative imagination. As a professional ceramist for over 20 years and a fellow of the Craft Potters Association, she has over this time, amassed an eclectic collection of photographic images which, along with her sketchbooks form the basis from which she draws inspiration for her ceramics. She will describe how images can be visually abstracted and developed to create other beautiful patterns, designs and forms, suitable for ceramicists, glassmakers and artists alike.
The talk and slideshow will be followed by a visit to the nearby beach at Porthilly and practical participation for members. There will be an end of workshop discussion.
Please bring sketchbooks, drawing and painting implements, cameras and anything from which you draw inspiration and ideas.
Rock is found on OS Landranger map series no.200, grid ref: sw933757
The Hall which has a large car park, is to be found 2/3 of the way down through Rock.
Pass filling station, houses, restaurant, estate agent and shop set back on left then long right hand bend, slow down as the hall entrance is on right.
Please bring a packed lunch for picnicking on the beach (weather permitting) or there are local pubs and cafĂ©’s within a few minutes drive of the hall.

Cost to members £14 non members £18

Click here to download a booking form