Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ceramics and Glass courses

Paul Jackson offers individual classes. Terms on request from Paul Jackson, Helland Bridge Pottery, Helland Bridge, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4QR Tel 01208 75240

Ceramics ‘Taster’Day with Penny McBreen
This one day workshop has been designed to offer you an introduction to the world of ceramics and pottery at a working potters studio.
For dates and details look on my website:
or telephone: 01208 813308

Viv Robertson can offer one-day workshops at my studio teaching all aspects of craft pottery. Numbers are limited to 3 except in fine weather when we can use the garden. Price is £30 per person per day. Bring a packed lunch; drinks provided.
Contact details on website:-

Jenni Phillips experienced pottery teacher, offers small group and individual lessons for beginners or more advanced students. Ring 01579 345860 or email for further details.

Rowan Fawdon teaches pottery courses through Bude/Launceston Adult Education Centre tel 01288 356629

Barbarba Bell MA PGCE, experienced pottery teacher opens her Port Isaac studio to small groups (up to 4 adults). Barbara is qualified to teach up to degree level, but also loves teaching children and complete beginners. The studio is well equipped and has a wealth of reference materials. Please contact the website: or email

Frances Osborne at Fraddon Pottery, has individual and small group lessons available by arrangement. Details from Frances on 01726 860206

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Andy Titcomb at Rock

Exhibition of new work...mainly teapots on show at Rock Institute, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall from December 20th until January 2nd 2010
Also exhibiting are Colin Davies and Beatrix A Wood painters Jane McDonald textile artist.

Friday, December 04, 2009


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Venetia Porter

Venetia, who we hope will give us a talk on Islamic Tiles next year was interviewed by Jenny Murray on Woman’s Hour on Thursday morning. She was discussing a painting in the British Museum contemporary Islamic collection. Listen to Venetia Porter.

Friday, October 30, 2009

AGM at Ladock with John Maltby

A well attended AGM was this year held at Ladock Village Hall and our guest speaker, John Maltby, regaled us with a humorous and instructive talk about his methods and experience in making his internationally renowned sculptural pieces. He also reflected on the modifications he has lately made to his methods and from this we can all draw encouragement to continue experimenting and prolonging our chosen paths in ceramics and glass. Thank you John.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pate de Verre Workshop

July 2009.
Ready to explore "the unknown" we started by making some new acquaintances while Gayle Matthias, Senior Lecturer at Tremough, gave an enjoyable talk and visuals of her career and work, mostly in glass.
During the second part of the workshop we sampled the pate de verre process. Using prepared simple rectangular moulds and ourown designs we lined the inner surface of these moulds with fine glass granules mixed with of water and a binder then prepared the surface for firing under Gayle's control. There were mixed responses to the process. Some were surprised by the patience needed; others simply enjoyed it. And one committed convert was made to Pate de Verre,
Satisfactory result I would say and soon we will see the fruits of our endeavours.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Viv Robertson

Pete Bousfield, Sylvie Glinister and CC&GG member Viv Robertson are exhibiting at the the Falmouth Poly, Church Street, Falmouth for a week. the show is called REUNION It features the work of 3 old college mates who were at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art in the 60's and now work in Cornwall.
Viv Robertson is also exhibiting at The Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth. It runs from August 9th for a week and features the work of painter/printmaker Pat King and Viv Robertson's ceramics.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Exhibition of ceramics and glass at Port Isaac

For the second year the CCGG mounted its Springtime exhibition at theChurch Hall in Port Isaac and the sterling efforts of members resulted in a stunning presentation of the wide variety of work undertaken the CCGG. The valuable success and experience of this exhibition and its management will certainly help us with future selling events for the membership. For copies of the photos email

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

AGM and John Maltby

There has been a change of speaker for the CCGG AGM on 10th October at Ladock. Tim Andrews can't make it so we have booked John Maltby. He's giving an illustrated talk about his work and demonstration. AGM starts from 1.30 ( with pasties) John Maltby 2.00 - 3.30 , and AGM 4-5pm
John Maltby was born in Lincolnshire in 1936. He studied at Leicester College of Art and Goldsmith's College in South London and went on to teach art.In 1962 he joined David Leach at Lowerdown Pottery in Devon. He started his own workshop at Stoneshill, near Crediton, Devon in 1964 and has remained there since. For twelve years he made domestic wares and studio pieces in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain, and then discontinued the kitchen and tableware in favour of one-off pots.John's work is characterised by the decoration, often contrasting dark and light areas of colour, and its sense of form. He lectures in the UK and abroad, and is exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


2 dates 20th August and 10th September
on LEMON QUAY, Truro.
We have booked a licence for the group to trade on Lemon Quay piazza on the above dates. As last year each day will be in the style of a French provincial town ceramics/glass market, this will be a selling direct to the public day, hopefully fun and profitable. We shall be open to the elements.

The requirements for each applicant are:
Provide his/her own table (6ft x 3ft max) and cloth to cover surface, dropping to ground to hide storage boxes and tied to stop flapping in the wind.
Be responsible for his/her own display, sales and packaging.
May provide own protection from the elements (Gazebo or umbrella) if desired (carefully weighted down on pavement, and you are liable for its safe use).
Cars and small vans only on the quay, must be removed and parked elsewhere by 8.30am and not return until 5pm.
You can book for either or both days.
Booking form

Thursday, May 07, 2009

David and Margaret Frith

Don't forget to book to see David and Margaret Frith at Tremough, Falmouth
Saturday 16th May 2009 10am - 4pm
members £15, non-members £20
Contact Fran Osborne, Fraddon Pottery, Chez Nous, Fraddon Cornwall TR9 6QO

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Masterclass with David and Margaret Frith

Saturday 16th May 10 am – 4 pm, Design Centre, Tremough Campus, University College, Falmouth
David and Margaret Frith set up their first workshop in 1963. Their reputations are well established. David with his mastery of the potter's wheel makes majestic pieces decorated with his personal style of waxed motifs under heavy reduction overglazes and glaze trailing. Margaret concentrates on individual porcelain with carved decoration or coloured glazes as well as producing a comprehensive range of domestic ware and decorative stoneware. Both are Fellows of the Craft Potters Association and David is a selected member of the Crafts Council. They both have work in many private and public collections and exhibit widely in the UK and abroad.
It should be an informative and entertaining day and will include a talk, and demonstrations of throwing and decorating from both David and Margaret. For more details of their work go to
There is great interest in this event – so book early, tickets are limited.
Cost to CCGG members £15, non members £20

For booking details email

Use of Expressive Colour and Perspective with oil pastels

A workshop run by Julia Rowlands
Sunday 26th April 10am – 4pm The Institute, Market Place, Padstow PL28 8AL
The use of stunning and vibrant colours by the Expressionist painters, is the inspiration behind the techniques on this course. The oil pastel sketch is used in the field or in the studio from photographs as a preparatory tool for painting because of the unlimited possibilities to experiment with colour. A sketch provides the freedom for bold mark-making and playing with intensive colours.
The day course covers:
• An introduction to the colour wheel and its use.
• Gives the opportunity for all levels to be dynamic with intensive colours. Mixing complementary colours and layering and how effective and simple sweeps of colour can describe elements in our landscape; light and shadow, depth, form and texture.
• A personal exploration of colour and the expressive use of your own colour palette
• A demonstration
Materials to bring:
(Acid free) sketch book, Wetwipes(or similar) to clean hands
Kitchen towel. Please bring your own lunch ( tea and coffee provided)
IMPORTANT the pastels do not wash out of clothes

Julia Rowlands work can be seen at

Cost to CCGG members £15, non members £20

For booking details email

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Simon Moore Talk

Simon Moore will be giving an illustrated talk on craftsmanship the design process, and his work in glass and ceramics. Saturday 14th March 2009 11am - 1pm at Design Centre Tremough Campus University College Falmouth. Cost to members is £5 non members £7.50
There are still places available. Replies with stamp addressed envelope please to:-

Fran Osborne,
Fraddon Pottery,
Chez Nous,

or phone
01726 860206

Thursday, February 26, 2009

British Ceramics Biennial

This prestigious new award scheme is open to professional designers, makers, artists and companies who have been working in the UK for at least 2 years.
Submission is free.
Initially please send images of examples of your work - these need not be the pieces you would hope to exhibit
Deadline for applications: 16 March 2009
Full details and the application form.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ceramico Colours

Ceramico Colours will offer a 5% discount to all members of CCGG from their price list items, on all orders under the value of £100. For orders over the value of £100 a 10% discount will be offered.
To qualify for the above discount you must give your membership number when placing the order. Ceramico's details can be found on Tel/Fax: - + 44 (0) 1782 812598 E-mail:- , or catalogue from Enterprise House, Moorland Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 1JQ

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wildlife painting and drawing course

Wildlife painting and drawing course with Jennie Hale at Longham Pottery, Coryton, Okehampton.
Full details

Monday, January 19, 2009

Discounted Pottery Supplies

Discounted Pottery Supplies from CTM Exeter

“Although we hope that you find our prices to be the most cost-effective in the country, we would be pleased to offer a 5% discount on all raw materials, frits, clear glazes, coloured glazes, underglazes, tools, decorating slips, kiln furniture and clays at Exeter collected prices subject to CC&GG members quoting their membership number at the time of order.
See.... CTM Pottery Supplies web site

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ceramics Course at Harrow

We have just heard they are proposing to close the Ceramics Course at Harrow.
If you would like to add your name to the E Petition protesting at the closure of Harrow Ceramics Degree Course then follow the link.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Studio visit & demonstration at Port Isaac Pottery

January 20th 2pm - 4pm
Cost £7.50 ( £10 non members)
We have been invited by Barbara Hawkins to look around the pottery that she and her husband Bill have run for many years at Port Isaac. She will also demonstrate some decorating techniques during the afternoon.
Barbara has unique artistic & decorating skills working both on clay and canvas. She met Bill at art school over 30 years ago when she was training as a graphic artist and he as a potter. They have built up a partnership working together in Port Isaac. Their home/studio is the old Methodist Chapel next to the harbour and the original organ and galleried seating area are intact.
Michael and Barbara are fellows of the Craft Potters Association
"All of our pieces are handmade to the highest standards and we take pride in the high quality of our work. Precious metal lustres and gold are applied and each piece has at least three firings in both our electric and oil-fired kilns. The bold and elegant forms complement the watercolour-style decoration, which are often inspired by our local surroundings. The small harbour, the fish, the local flora and fauna provide unlimited design potential for both the form and decoration of our pottery."
Venue - Port Isaac Pottery, The Old Chapel, Roscarrock Hill, Port Isaac, Cornwall ,PL29 3RG (North of Wadebridge – take B3314, north Cornish coast road out of Wadebridge, then B3267) Its advisable to park at the top of the village and walk down to the harbour, pottery is close by.