Wednesday, August 21, 2013


You are invited to attend the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group Annual General Meeting

With Illustrated talks by Siddy Langley and John Pollex September 28 Ladock Village Hall Ladock TR2 4PG 10.00 am for 10.30 am Start

10.30 am - Opening and Illustrated Talk by Siddy Langley – Glass Artist

“I have had a love affair with glass for well over thirty years now and still, it shows no signs of abating. It allows me to express myself like no other medium I have ever found. At its best, when one is working, it is like performing an intricate, choreographed dance with the glass. Equal partners, working together, to express a thought or idea”

 Program for the Day
12.30 pm – 1.15 pm ….. Lunch – a buffet lunch will be provided. Special dietary requests to asap please.

1.15 pm ….. CC&GG AGM official business.

2.00 pm ….. Illustrated Talk by John Pollex – Master Ceramicist

John Pollex has carved out a unique niche in the world of studio pottery. During the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a respected maker of traditional slipware, before his work took a dramatic turn in 1984. He dispensed with slip trailers in favour of brushes and sponges; intensely coloured earthenware slips are applied in a free and painterly abstract manner.

CC&GG Annual Subscriptions.

Our subscription year begins on October 1st subscriptions are being held for another year at £22, or £20 if paid at the AGM. For ease of payment and to reduce admin, we would urge you to pay by Standing Order if possible.

You can easily set this up online yourself if you use online banking. October 1st payment date. Notify Carol Scott or Danka Napiorkowska when you have set up your SO.

Non Members attending the AGM talks.

CC&GG welcomes non ­members to its events and non­ members may attend the talks at this  AGM for a fee of £10 including lunch. If a non­ member decides to join the CC&GG at the AGM, the £10 will be discounted from annual subscription.
 and we are pleased to announce that members’

Kiln Firing Event

Last year's kiln firing event was very successful and much fun was had by all. This year the CC&GG kiln firing day will again be Nina Ducker's farm in Feock and we do not have to build a kiln this year as we did it last time but Nina has dug a hole for an additional  “Pit Firing” cost. There will be a small cost to cover materials - £5 (pay at the door when we need to sign you in for Health and Safety) .

Nina will provide homemade soup and bread, coffee, tea and cake for £5 and proceeds of soup sales will go to Cornwall Hospice charity, but she does need an idea of numbers so please email her at  if you think you want her soup.

If you want to bring you own nosh and beer do so by all means. And remember, there is usually plenty of hot ash at the end so why not bring a foil wrapped potato.

The Wood Kiln firing is essentially Raku and CC&GG have a selection of Raku glazes. You just need to bring bisque fired pots and as much dry softwood as you can (no painted wood or MDF).

Please make your pots cup or Tea bowl sized as these are best for decorating and handling. Small figures and thin plates can easily break. Bring up to 6 pots and depending on numbers we will get as many as possible fired in the day.

For Pit/Smoke firing either red or white burnished clay preferably something that takes a thermal shock.....or be prepared for try to stop this ensure that the thickness is pretty even. For the Pit Firing it is best to have a burnished pot or dish of whitish/light clay for the greatest effects

All pots should be marked with makers name for ease of identification...especially if the pit firing is not finished....and certainly won't be cooled...You will have to collect pieces after the event or at the AGM.

Directions. A39 Truro to Falmouth, at Playing Place (shell garage) leave roundabout towards Feock.

Keep going straight, past Pub and KHF crossroads until Feock Methodist church on left. Take next turning right into Trolver Hill. After 300 meters turn left down small lane signed 'Trolver Old Farm', follow parking signs.

This will be the last event in the CC&GG calendar year before the AGM on September 28 forward to seeing you and your friends on the 8th September.

If you have questions please email me at