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