Thursday, November 21, 2019

Illustrated Talk and Demonstration by Roelof Uys

Roelof Uys  Senior Production Potter at the Leach Pottery

 Saturday November 23rd – 10.00 for 10.30am start…Ladock Village Hall, Ladock, TR2 4PG

Roelof took up the role of Senior Production Potter at the Leach Pottery in May 2013. He studied Fine Art at East London Technical College, South Africa and founded his first ceramics studio in Limpopo Province in 1992, where he collaborated with potter Solomon Matatoko. He went on to work in Knysna as a Resident Potter at Bitou Crafts, founded by Clementina van der Walt, before starting his own production pottery in Cape Town, where he also served on the Committee of the Western Cape Potters Association. After leaving South Africa in 1998, Roelof worked for David Small at Four Seasons Pottery in North London before moving to St Ives in autumn 1999 where he worked as a Studio Potter at the Goalyard Studios founded by Leach apprentice John Bedding.

As part of the Leach Pottery’s senior management team Roelof supervises the training of student apprentices, visiting interns and oversees the design and production of the new Leach Standard Ware.

“It was a great honour for me to be offered the roll of Lead Potter here at the Leach and I hope to continue working in a tradition that has influenced and inspired so many artists from all over the world. I am always mindful that I stand on the shoulders of giants.” 

Event Fee     CCGG members £15.00   Guests … £20.00 Students … £10.00 (with student ID)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Jennie Hale Summer Pottery Workshop opening

Jennie Hale provided a wonderful talk and demonstration at Ladock for CCGG earlier today. Members are invited to her workshop opening in July.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Great Pottery Throw Down

Who is the best home potter you know?
The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for home potters aged 18+ years to take part in Series 3!
For more information or an application form go to
Applications close on Sunday 23rd June 2019



Friday, April 12, 2019

Competitions and Opportunities

The following competitions and opportunities may be of interest to members...
Competitions and Opportunities ICF 2019:
Deadlines for applications:

Potclays Ltd. New and Emerging Makers Award (in association with Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Institute)
Open to recently graduated ceramicists or Applied Art/Fine Art graduates working with clay in some form (within 5 years of graduating including those who will graduate by summer 2019). Four makers will be selected to take part in a presentation and exhibition during festival. One of these will be awarded an international residency at Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Institute. Applications for 2019 are now open, for more information please see the  Potclays Emerging Makers Award page.
Deadline: 30th April 2019.

International Ceramics Studio (ICS) KecskemĂ©t, Residency Award 2019 
Applications are open to ALL UK based ceramic practitioners
Deadline: 30th April 2019.
Student Demonstrators
Open to UK students in HE institutes teaching ceramics.
Deadline: 30th April 2019 (extended from 31st March)
Top Pot Supplies & ICF Short Film Competition
Open to international filmmakers over 18 years of age.
Deadline: May 1st 2019
We have a special PhD and Research symposium chaired by Dr. Jo Dahn featuring presentations from invited PhD and research students. If you are working on research in the UK and would like to give a presentation about your work please get in touch.
Please see Opportunities for Students and Potters for more details. Information about the Festival and the 2019 programme is regularly updated on our website and social media.
You can buy festival tickets online via the ICF website: 
or call Aberystwyth Arts Centre: (01970) 623232
Box office open 10 am – 8 pm Mon to Sat and 1.30 – 5.30 pm on Sun.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Taja – Japanese Potter

Taja – Japanese Potter
Handbuilt Porcelain – Master Class 

Saturday, March 30th, 10.30 for 11.00 am start, Ladock Village Hall TR2 4PG

Two years ago Taja visited the CCGG to present his work and life as a potter in England, before giving us a truly inspiring practical workshop.  Many members who were there hand built pots with porcelain clay prepared for the event by Taja, who then took them to his workshop to glaze and fire in his kiln for a nominal fee of £5.00 resulting in wonderful mementos of the day.

By popular demand, Taja has kindly agreed to repeat his Masterclass on March 30th this year. If you wish to attend the day and be included in the practical session, or if you just wish to watch the masterclass, you will find joining details below. Please read carefully, as Taja has to plan the practical workshop. We therefore ask you to notify us beforehand if you wish to get your hands on porcelain.

When Taja decided to use porcelain clay, fascinated by its whiteness and translucent property, he was fortunate in 2009 to have help from Arts Council UK to develop a porcelain blue glaze.
“Most of my porcelain pieces are made from sliced porcelain slab clay. So the shape and size of each work is slightly different. It has an organic ceramic feel to it - gentle and warm. I also use porcelain coils to produce large one-off pieces. The glazes are made using my own porcelain blue glaze recipe, so called Seiji glaze (this literally means Porcelain Blue in Japanese). I use green and Tenmoku glaze for individual pieces to get a more dramatic effect .”
Event Fee to CCGG … CCGG Members £15      Members’ Guests  £20    Please Bring Packed Lunch
Materials charge (if you join the practical workshop)  £5 payable on the day

Booking and Payment
Online via BACS…..   to CCGG Bank account NatWest A/C - Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group
A/C No. – 54073219     Sort Code - 53 50 37   reference… TAJA19
Or on the door…..

Please also email Sally Giles  to confirm your booking


If you wish to hand build a porcelain pot you MUST email Sally Giles
Taja needs to know numbers to plan materials.