Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CCGG Film Day

Tired of staying in watching old films on TV? Why not come out to Stithians Village Hall on Saturday, January 14th and see what Carol, Penny and others got up to in China in 2011.This CCGG Film Day is our first event of 2012. It starts at 10.30 am and there will be a shared lunch, so if you have any tasty Xmas leftovers

Sunday, November 06, 2011

FREE Pottery Kiln Front Loader

FREE Pottery Kiln Front Loader - good to go!
Kilns + Furnaces front loader kiln FREE 14.08kw approx 240ltrs space. Need 1 new element otherwise in working condition but no longer required as the new one arrived yesterday. For information contact Linclon Kirby Bell at his studio in Newlyn. Telephone - 07943 445822 p.s. a ceramics buddy! Email - for address

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Barbara Bell and Andy Titcomb

Members Barbara Bell and Andy Titcomb will be exhibiting at The Winter Gallery Polzeath (next to the newsagents) from November 5th until end of February everyone is welcome to the opening evening on Friday November 4th 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tony Lattimer - Natural Forces new date again!

Saturday 19th November 2011
Tony Lattimer  - Natural Forces
Group visit  to Tony Lattimer's personal Gallery at Morab Road, Penzance, to view a display of his large, contemporary pieces. Tony will give a talk, sharing his philosophy and ideas on making sculptural ceramics.
More details soon

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Announcing an exciting new event for 2012. ` FIRE WORKS CERAMICS & GLASS`
May 11.12.13th 2012 at Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The show is being organised by potters Tim Huckstepp & Mike Goddard, who both have long standing experience of British & International events. Blackthorpe Barn is situated in Rougham Forest, just off the A14 J45, having superb links to all the major towns in East Anglia. The Barn has a long & distinguished history, and is a truly beautiful location for such an event. To broaden the public appeal an element of glass is being included. On site camping and an exhibitor catering facility, will help to provide you with a social as well as a great business opportunity. You can apply straight away, participants will be selected, and we will allocate spaces between now & November 30th, to give you maximum planning time. We have a simple basic web site set up to provide you with further information. Downloadable application form.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Doug Fitch

Here's some photos from the Doug Fitch event/AGM
More photos can be found on our Facebook page

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jennie Hale

 Jennie Hale Will be at Tavistock Artist Market Saturday 17th Sept Bank Square Tavistock 9am-4.30pm

Monday, September 05, 2011

Films for loan

Two weeks  maximum loan period, Member responsible for P&P (approx £1.20)

  1. The Pottery Industry  - Stoke's industrial heritage in pottery.  Early 1900s mostly black and white.
  2. Elemental - Ken Matsuzaki.         Shortish demonstration of KM throwing and the team wood firing his work. 
  3. Pottery of the Ethnic Minorities in Southwest China.  
  4. Tao Yao, Pottery and the Dragon Kiln Village. 


  1. Kiln Formed Glass with Rudy Gritsch.  Very much more interesting than expected, a good describer of his process.
  2.  Chihuly in the Hotshop (a team of 'showman' style potters making unbelievably large blown glass ware) There is a weighty little book that goes with this so postage will be more.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth

CCGG at the 2011 International Ceramics Festival,  Aberystwyth
What a trip; what fun. This bi-annual event should not be missed. The ICF, with the inimitable Jim Robison as Master of Ceremonies , presented many luminaries of the international ceramic world who provided the assembled enthusiasts with valuable and entertaining insights into their methods and passions. In far away Aberystwyth a warm weekend was a great  opportunity to meet a wider community of like minded folk, exchange ideas and perhaps marvel at the some of the extremes of  ceramic craft.  Alongside the entertaining “pyro-maniacs” with their improbable kilns, the French primitive mud pots and the wonderfully enthusiastic  Ponimin M Hum, renowned potters presented work and techniques of enviable quality and ambition. Too many to list but by general CCGG consent,  Mark Hewitt,  Kate Malone ( CCGG guest in September) and above all,  Ruthanne Tudball were outstanding. Ruthanne’s easy presentation style and facility with wet clay epitomised the value of this weekend. Catch her if you can.
Not all work though. Much fun was had by all judging by the laughter in the bus (you know who are!) and , notwithstanding the chaotic accommodation registration, rooms were fine and the food  and beer decent. Thanks to Nina for booking the event, Carol for the smooth organising, travel and steering us over the hurdles of registration and last but not least Rob, for his marathon driving stint and safe delivery of  bunch of potters.
The next ICF is in 2013.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


A member from London Potters has two tickets, plus accommodation, for Aberystwyth.  If you know anyone who might be interested ask them to get in touch with

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Thursday 12th May to Saturday 21st May
11.00am - 4.00pm daily
Living by the Fowey River has inspired me to make a collection of traditional and sculptural ceramics that I hope evokes the textures, the changing nature of the water and the places of interest on this beautiful river.
All the pieces in this exhibition are essentially vessels, the traditional potter’s form, in many cases here opened out to plates to show the colours and decoration derived from local materials. The sculptural forms evoke the hard physical aspects of the shoreline.
Central to my ceramic work at Westcliff Pottery is the use of locally found materials for decoration and texture and in this exhibition it is appropriate that all the clays, beach sand and ash have been gathered in or near the Fowey River.

Westcliff Pottery, 22 Tower Park, Fowey PL23 1JB
beach sand
and ash have been gathered in or near the Fowey Rive

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jennie Hale

Jennie will be at the artist market Bedford square Tavistock on Saturday  the 30th April 2011
with a collection of Rak decorated earthenware and watercolours.
9am start.
There will be live music all day.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Creative Foundation Degrees at Petroc

Creative Foundation Degrees at Petroc Get a Degree on your doorstep
This course encourages students to respond to the unique environment and ceramic traditions of North Devon whilst developing their individual skills and interests. The course reflects the importance of practising ceramicists and other designers/makers working in the area.
Modules range from the development of ideas and problem solving, the exploration of ceramic techniques, business studies and professional practice.
Students may be supported to explore wider approaches in terms of materials, while maintaining ceramics as their primary focus.
If you are interested in Foundation Degrees in Ceramics, contact Alan Patrick on

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Group Exhibition at Morvah

Saturday April 23rd - Friday 6th May
Group Exhibition at Morvah School House Gallery
Morvah Cornwall TR20 8YT

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Glassblowing Lesson

Sat 26 March 2011 - 9am to 12.30pm
Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Gallery & Studio, 2 West Street, Penryn TR10 8EW
Fee: cost £74.00
We have just 1 space available on Sat 26 March 2011 - 9am to 12.30pm .
If you have never tried glassblowing before now is your chance, I guarantee you will have a great time!
Makes a really unusual birthday present too.
If you would like to book or get more details ring 01326 377020.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Earthquake appeal for Mashiko Village

The Leach Pottery has launched an earthquake appeal for Mashiko Village.
When you see the overwhelming destruction in Japan from the earthquake and tsunami it's difficult to know where to start donating and giving support. Here's a link to the Leach Pottery Mashiko Village appeal that you might find appropriate for a donation.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Events for 2011

12th January
Visit to British Museum - Islamic pottery
29th January
Films and Social Lunch
Stithans Village Hall 
5th March
Mike Bailey- Stoneware Glaze Calculation 
Wheal Martyn Museum St Austell 
April 23rd - 6th May
Group Exhibition (details to follow in February)
Morvah Schoolhouse 
May 21st
Workshop - Starting a Nature Diary with Jennie Hale
Viscar Farm, nr Helston ( Carol Scott)
Guest speaker  or workshop visit
? tbc
Group visit to Ceramics Festival ( now fully booked)
early July 
Group Exhibition 
(details to follow in February)
Port Isaac
August - dates to be confirmed
Kiln building/Firing 
Fraddon pottery ( Fran and John Osborne) tbc
17th September
Kate Malone Demonstration
Venue to be confirmed
15th October AGM
Glass/Ceramics speakers

Mike Bailey ‘Plotting and Predicting Stoneware Glazes’

Mike Bailey 
who will talk and lead discussions/activities on  
‘Plotting and Predicting Stoneware Glazes’
Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, Carthew, St Austell, PL26 8XG 
on Saturday 5th March 10.30 a.m - 3.30 p.m ( approx)
Mike Bailey is a partner in Bath Potters' Supplies. Both a scientist and a studio potter, he is a frequent contributor to Ceramic Review and has written several handbooks on Glazing including Cone 6 firing and Oriental glazes 
 The day will cover 
  • Basic chemistry of glazes
  • Calculating the % analysis of a glaze recipe( Basic calculators and pens/pencils needed)
  • Describing a set of glazes - matt, satin and some crystals, transparent
  • Plotting glazes and glaze materials on a graph. Hitting the eutectic.
  • Different base glazes and glaze types e.g. Barium matts, copper reds, tenmoku etc.
  • Other variables, especially clay body, glaze thickness, temperature, firing regime and consistency of material supply
  • Time for questions/discussion (please forward specific questions on glaze problems beforehand via marked Mike Bailey Glaze query)
  • It would be helpful for you to bring a laptop with any glaze calculation programs if possible (further details will be sent out with tickets) 
This is a unique opportunity for glazes to make sense with the help of a real expert

 Tickets 16 members 23 non members
There is a cafe for refreshments/lunch at Wheal Martyn or you may bring your own