Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Film Show

Stithians Village Hall Saturday January 29th 2011 10.30am – 3.30pm
Kick start your creative year with four inspiring films. Bring along some lunch and something to share.
Elemental – Ken Matsuzaki    Ken Matsuzaki is a Japanese potter, the favoured apprentice of Tatsuzo Shimaoka (the National Living Treasure). Working from Mashiko Matsuzaki he enjoys an international reputation.This film shows him throwing in his workshop and features unique footage of him firing his Anagama kiln, with the help of Phil Rogers who commentates on the process, and his exhibition in the UK.

Chihuly in the Hotshop – Dale Chihuly    Dale Chihuly’s passionate mission to explore and push beyond the boundaries of glassblowing has never been more captivating!
This film was premiered on the opening weekend at the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Pottery Industry – 20th century to today    A selection of archive films from different periods from the 1920’s to today featuring individual pottery firms and processes including Twyfords, Spode and Moorcroft plus sagger making and craft pottery of the 1950s.

Kiln Formed Glass – Rudy Gritch    Rudi Gritsch, an Austrian kiln forming artist takes viewers through many of his processes involving the kiln. We follow him as he takes his work from the initial phases of design through the detailed setups, firings and finishing processes to completed works of art.
Members - £5    Non-members - £7.50
Booking Form

Monday, December 13, 2010

Carolyn Panter and Andy Titcomb

Members Carolyn Panter and Andy Titcomb will be exhibiting new work at The Rock Village Institute Rock, the exhibition runs from December 20th until January 2nd 2011
open 11.00am - 5pm each day except Christmas day.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Islamic Ceramics at the British Museum

As you may have heard, Dr Venetia Porter has invited CCGG members to meet her at the British Museum London to look at Islamic tiles and pottery from the museums reserve collection. There has been a change of date for this event; it is now Weds 12th January 2011. We will meet Venetia Porter for a behind the scenes look at ceramics from the collection. There is no entry cost, but you need to make your own way to London and meet as a group on British Museum entrance steps, Great Russell Street at 12.45p.m. Weds12th January. We will be with Venetia from 1p.m. - 3p.m. and have the unique opportunity to look at, and examine at first hand Islamic ceramics from the BM collection, some not usually displayed. (The new Gallery of the Craft Potters Association , 63, Great Russell St should be open by then, which could be well worth a visit too, while there)
To book a place, email or leave a phone message with Danka Napiorkowska 01840 213308  (visit limited to 8 people). 

Exhibition at The Crypt Gallery St Ives

Sunday 21 Nov – Friday 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We have 19 members taking part. If you are not directly involved, do try and get down to see this selling exhibition or encourage others to do so.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Potter's wheel for sale

Millacron electric potters wheel with seat. It has foot or hand control, in good condition. Asking £285.
Four miles south of Padstow on 01841 540733.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Jo Connell Workshop

Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group – Jo Connell Workshop 11th September 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Trevone WI Hall, North Cornwall
Originally this was planned to be a 'hands on'workshop for 12. We have had  20 requests for tickets for Jo Connell Workshop so far. We would like to offer this event to all that that apply. After discussion with Jo Connell we have decided to change the format of the day, and she is quite happy with this.
In order to accommodate a few more people Jo will give a slide show/ talk and demonstrations but there will not be hands-on practical work for members. There will be plenty of time to take notes, ask questions and Jo’s demonstrations will be projected so that all can see. Hopefully she can cover more techniques too.
The ticket price is going down accordingly to £25. (£30 non member) including tea/coffee, but bring your own lunch.There is room in the Hall at Trevone for 3-4 more people. If you would like to attend please send me a cheque ( J Phillips Wayside, Trethinnick, St Cleer, Liskeard, PL14 6RR) for the appropriate amount made out to  Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group plus a stamped address envelope ( for ticket and directions)
Looking forward to seeing some of you on 11th September


Members are always keen to see what others are making so this year CCGG members attending the AGM on October 9th are invited to display a piece of work for others to view (and perhaps buy). I will be setting up at 9.00am on the day so if you are bringing a piece please be prompt.
Just one piece each with a descriptive label or card (credit card size would be good) with your name and/or studio name. Price on the back if selling.
Needless to say the CCGG cannot take responsibility for damage to any piece exhibited so please, nothing wobbly or balancing on a pin!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Talk and Demonstration by Jim Robison and AGM

A date not to be missed – put it on your calendar!
October 9th Ladock Village Hall 10 a.m. – 4p.m.

Talk and Demonstration by Jim Robison and AGM
(Free event for CCGG members, £10 non-members)

We are privileged to welcome Jim as our guest speaker .
Jim is well known for his large sculptural ceramics, is a CPA Fellow and has celebrated his 70th birthday this year by creating at least seventy new works!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This is a final call for those that wanted to book a spaces at Truro Markets but haven't got round to it yet . We have 4 people signed up for August and 3 for September. We really need 8 stands to make either event viable and look a good presence on the Piazza ( and we will decide if it runs in the next few days). Please contact Carol Scott asap by email if you want to book a space
Booking Details
2 dates 19th August and 9th 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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A career in ceramics video

Member Nic Harrison describes the challenges he faced when starting out, and the stumbling blocks for the ceramicists of tomorrow. Watch the video

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cornwall Design Fair

The Cornwall Design Fair 2010 returns 21-22 August, taking place at Trereife House. This fair offers a great opportunity to meet designers and buy exclusive craft and design products in the amazing surrounds of Trereife. A few stands left contact Georgina Le Grice/Caroline Boulton T: 01736 362750E: ASAP brochure copy deadline Mon 26th July. 

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Invitation to the Private View
Friday 16th July 6-8pm
Fishy mugs, tiles and more
EXHIBITION 16th July-23th July 2010
Open Daily 10.00am-6.00pm at
Rock Village Institute
Rock, North Cornwall PL27 6LQ
Mobile 07917 111112

ISLAMIC TILES talk by Dr Venetia Porter

Saturday 26th June at Chacewater Village Hall.
Despite this being the hottest day of the year nearly 40 members with some guests attended this excellent talk on Islamic Tiles at Chacewater. 

Venetia Porter is a curator of Islamic & Contempory Middle Eastern Art at the British Museum and is responsible for the collection of Islamic art, in particular the Arab world and Turkey as well as the collection of the modern and contemporary art of the Middle East.  

Her talk concentrated on the tile production in Turkey and Syria between the 15th and 18th centuries these tiles being characterised by their brilliant range of colours and designs. Many of these tiles made in Persia and Syria show the dominating influence of the blue-and-white porcelains of Ming China featuring plant and animal forms. The range of tiles shown was extensive, from individual examples to larger panels and decoration of whole buildings, including the most spectacular examples of Iznik tiles to be seen in Istanbul, the most famously in the ‘Blue Mosque’.  

Outstanding tiled buildings from the 14th & 15th centuries can be seen in Samarkand while the best examples from the 16th & 17th centuries are in Isfahan with Damascus the prominent tile-producing city during this period. 

Closer to home, Venetia showed us the work of William De Morgan and his tiled ‘Arab Hall’ in Leighton House, London. Stimulating and informative, this event was very well attended and received by the CCGG and friends. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Summer group exhibition

This years summer group exhibition runs until Saturday 10th July at St Peter's Church Hall, Port Isaac. Twenty ceramicists and glassmakers from the group have got together to transform the village hall and  exhibit their most recent work. This is the 3rd year that they have held their summer exhibition at Port Isaac. There is an exciting variety of work and styles  which ranges from large raku vessels from Penny McBreen, highly original teapots from Andy Titcomb, and delicate bowls from Frances Osborn, plus work from many more including Martin Jones, Heather Swain, Nicky May, Sue Gordon, Sirone Devadason, Jane Suchodolski, Linda Jewell, , Jane Marks, Jenni Phillips, Barbara Bell, Rowan Fawdon, Samme Charlesworth and Val Andrews, plus glass from Sarah Trewellha, David Stephens and Brenda Albert, . Danka Napiorkowska has been invited as a guest artist  to show her  pastels of flowers and fish  subjects which combine a vibrancy of colour with blended tones  and for which she is well known. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Danka Napiorkowska

Cornwall Open Studios 29th May - 6th June. Look for the orange 'O'

Danka is taking part in the Open Studios event this year and hopes you will visit her if you are in this part of Cornwall. Open 12pm-6pm daily but closed on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd June. Her new studio is not finished so she is using a marquee in the garden, all sign-posted. Her present studio (very small) is also available for viewing work.
Although there are 150 artists/craftspeople opening their studios in Cornwall there are only 4  in North Cornwall, fortunately they are situated close together if you want to make a day of it.
Please go and see her new work, refreshments available!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Egyptian paste workshop

Saturday the 13th and 27th March at Fraddon Pottery
Seven eager students arrived at Fraddon Pottery for a much anticipated and exciting day to make buttons and beads. Barbara Bell began the day with short history and explanation of Egyptian paste and this was followed by instruction from both Fran Osborne and Barbara on the process. With bags of three separate colours ready to mix under their watchful eyes, all experienced fun, laughter and problems. Our masterpieces were left to be fired on stands made by Fran.
We followed this workshop up two weeks later to check our endeavours, all beads and buttons were finished off by reaming and cleaning holes as well as any imperfections.
Then with the excitement of being confronted by many colourful beads which we could purchase from Fran or Jill along with a variety of threads and findings to finish our masterpieces, our designs were modelled and much admired. This was a light hearted and most enjoyable workshop which was much appreciated by the students.
Thank you Barbara and Fran.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Lampbase making and fitting workshop

Lampbase making and fitting workshop with
Penny Mcbreen
Clapper Yard pottery, Egloshayle, Wadebridge. PL27 6HZ
Saturday 22nd May 10.30 -12.30am 2010                         
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 A demonstration and discussion about throwing and coiling lampbases,
where to get fittings and how to put it all together. 
£10 per member, £15 for non-member, limited numbers please book early
   for directions only please phone: 01208 813308

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Barry Marshall-Johnson and Andy Nicholls

As the du Maurier Festival starts, Barry Marshall-Johnson and Andy Nicholls,will show their individual sculptural and thrown pieces in a garden and home setting from 14th to 17th of May, 11am – 5pm at Westcliff, 22 Tower Park (near Readymoney) in Fowey.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

New photos

There are around 80 new photos of members work on the website.
Take a look
Please check that your email address's are correct too...lots of mail bouncing back.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CC&GG Selling Events 2010

CC&GG Selling Events 2010 - put in your diary - booking details to follow early next month.
Summer Exhibition Trereife House Gallery, Penzance 12th June - 24th June
Open Market on the Piazza Truro August 19th and September 9th
Pre Christmas Exhibition Crypt Gallery St Ives -20th - 26th November


Booking details are in the post to you all about an EGYPTIAN PASTE WORKSHOPS with Frances Osborne and Barbara Bell at Fraddon Pottery, Fraddon, Day 1 – 13th March 10 a.m. – 4p.m. Cost £35 members per day or £45 per day non members (includes clay materials). Day 2 - Jewellery Making ,27th March 10 a.m - 4 p.m. cost £15 per member £20 non member ( plus small payment for findings. Please bring your own lunch but tea/coffee provided.

Photography Day

A reminder about the Photography Day - 6th March at Jon Whittten's Studio. If you would like to have your work photographed and haven't contacted Penny McBreen yet please send your reply slip a £20 cheque and a stamped self addressed envelope ( big enough for memory stick or CD) to Penny by this Saturday 20th February.

Christine-Ann Richards

Talk and Demonstration by Christine-Ann Richards on her travels to see Chinese Ceramics and working in Porcelain. Sat 20th Feb , Chacewater Village Hall 10.30 a.m coffe for 11am start - finish approx 3.30. Please bring your own lunch, but tea/coffee provided. Tickets £10. Christine Ann will talk on Chinese ceramics, her own work and demonstrate with porcelain. She will also outline a tour of Chinese Ceramics she has offered to organise for anyone interested from CCGG in 2011. You can pay at the door if you haven't already got a ticket!

An Gwella

Following the success of the wonderful SHINE exhibition last year, the Cornwall Craft Association (CCA), the most prestigious craft and design and association in the county is thrilled to announce the launch of it's brand new and expanded contemporary craft and supplies show, "An Gwella".
For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork.
The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception in 1973, gained a reputation nationally for the quality of craftwork of its past and present members and attracts a wide-ranging audience from around the country. Exhibiting with the Association not only provides an outlet for selling work, but also allows the craftworker direct contact with customers who often commission work privately.
The President of the Association, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, says: "Visitors to the Association cannot fail to be impressed by member's skill and flair by which, through work exhibited, our lives are enriched."
An Gwella means “The Best” and this is the basis of our new show; the best opportunity you will have in 2010 to get your work in front of over 6,000 committed and enthusiastic buyers from all over the county and all over the world; the best opportunity these buyers will have in 2010 to see and select from the very best the designers, makers and craftspeople of Cornwall have to offer; and the best opportunity you will have next year to market yourself to the widest possible audience of craft and design driven publications and educational facilities in the country.
Supported by several key national and locally based craft and design magazines and centres of excellence, the An Gwella show has been developed by the largest and most prestigious designer / maker association in the South West, to celebrate the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish crafts and design. Delivering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the best designers and makers, as well as a host of supplies not previously readily available in Cornwall.
If you have any questions or require any additional information please do not hesitate to either email or call Rhonda on 07786 385 364.
We very much look forward to receiving your application and having you join us at what will be the best craft and design event of 2010!

Monday, February 01, 2010

CC&GG Selling Events 2010

Summer Exhibition Trereife House Gallery, Penzance 12th June - 24th June
Open Market on the Piazza Truro August 19th and September 9th
Pre Christmas Exhibition Crypt Gallery St Ives -20th - 26th November