Thursday, January 30, 2014

Makers Making a Living

“Makers Making a Living”
Talk and discussion by CC&GG Members+ Museum Tour
         February 15th 1.30 am – 4.00 pm
            Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

CC&GG Members have many different reasons for pursuing their craft, be it a hobby, an artistic expression or a commercial venture. The latter is the hardest road to take and requires dedication, focus, and organisation in addition to the skill required to make saleable pieces and over recent years making a living from handmade crafts such as Ceramics and Glass has become increasingly challenging.

However, several CC&GG members continue to be successful and we a delighted that Heather Swain (pottery), Jane Smith (glass) and Danka Napiorkowska (multidiscipline) have agreed to talk and discuss their successful working lives. In addition they will be joined by Jenni Phillips with her knowledge of working in Education.

This event will of great value both to artists starting a career and those wishing to gain wider recognition for their work.

Event fee £5

Friday, January 24, 2014

West Dean pottery and glass courses

Pottery, ceramics and glass courses at West Dean College, run by charity The Edward James Foundation, near Chichester in West Sussex. The College offers over 700 short courses, including pottery, ceramics and sculpture. Tutors are professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. A sample of courses for spring include:

Exploring porcelain – throwing and hand-building 14 – 17 January £356 tutor Jack Doherty
Stained glass – working with colour and light 2 – 7 February £500 tutor Sasha Ward
Experimenting with paper clay 20 – 23 March £345 tutor Claire Ireland
Layering imagery in glass 23 – 28 February £569 tutor Alex Powell
Exploring Japanese pottery 24 – 27 April £340 tutor Kaori Tatebayashi

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jenny Beavan

Work by new member Jenny Beavan can be seen on our website and also at her own page on