It’s time to dust off ya pots and Raku….
Hope you have had a great break
Raku firing is planned for Saturday 2nd February - 10am start.
1. Any bisque pots you want to Raku
2. Any combustible material you want to use – paper (especially the junk mail coloured leaflets), saw dust
Glazes will be available to use – both crackles and our new Raku glazes
I do have a number of metal containers to use – but bring some along if you can
Shared morning tea
$5 for the day – this covers the glazes and gas
Any issues or enquiries – please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
No firing in March as I am away
Looking forward to catching up with everyone – even if its only for a coffee.
Cheers - Leigh-Ann
MP Pottery Club Programme for 2019
CLUB DAYS & CLUB NIGHTS
Club Days are on Tuesdays, 10am to 3.30pm and 7 to 9pm.
Club Demonstration Nights are on the second Tuesday of every month.
We are hosting guest speakers and demonstrators who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics relating to pottery and ceramics. A $5.00 donation, please.
To get the most from our Demonstration Club Nights please get in contact and let me know which topics you would like to know more about. I will try and make it happen!
Renate 021-1336620, email@example.com
Saturday Club Day, 1st Saturday of the month, 10.00am till noon
Saturday Raku Club Day with Leigh-Ann…
Tuesday, 12th, 7pm
Club Night: Make your own stamps, tools and stuff
A hands on evening with our very own Ken and Renate. We will have a number of work stations set up where you will be able to make your own stamps, sprigs, durable cutting wire, shaping and scoring tools, turning tools and more.
Some materials will be supplied. Please bring ball point pens, spare old credit or supermarket cards, scissors, some of your own hand tools, towel..
If you would like to offer an additional station, please just get in touch with Renate, 021-1336620
Tuesday, 12th, 7pm
Club Night with Les Taylor on Salt Firing
A must attend evening if you want to participate in the upcoming Salt Firing with the Rangiora pottery club. Les will introduce us to the unique process of salt firing, what clays, which shapes, which slips and décor, how does the glaze develop, all the do’s and don’ts in preparation of the firing itself.
Tuesday, 9th, 7pm
Club Night with Yi-Ming Lin
Demonstration evening with internationally exhibiting sculptor Yi-Ming Lin.
Yi-Ming who is originally from Taiwan, trained ceramics at Otago Polytech, and now lives in rural Canterbury. Yi-Ming is an expert in large sculptural pieces, multi-piece construction and assembly. He effortlessly brings together technical know how and aesthetic style. Check out some of his work on ceramic.co.nz
Tuesday, 14th, 7.00pm
Club Night with Andrew Carran on Glaze Project
Sunday, 26th May, all day Glaze Project with Andrew
Sunday, 2nd June, 2 to 3 hours
The Glaze Project with Andrew is designed for us to learn about the materials that may be used in making a glaze; The club night talk will give an insight into the materials and processes, the all-day-Sunday event will enable us to mix glaze materials we have gathered with more traditional minerals to make glazes and the third session will be a round up and discussion on our endeavours.
Club Night: Hands on “Mocha Diffusion”
Bring along leather hard test tiles and /or pots, small to med size. We will supply slip and two or three acidic colours, then see what happens.. Google it! It’s fun fun fun !! Originally made by boiling tobacco, nowadays made with vinegar, but you can even make it with mandarin juice ( I’ve tried).
Possibly Weekend workshop with Yi-Ming Lin – Sculpture. Please txt Renate on 0211336620 to gauge interest – is anybody interested?
Club Day and Club Night: Submission of works at the club room
No Club Night: Any last min prep for our upcoming show.. We’ll keep you posted
Selection Day, 10am for helpers and selectors
Friday/Saturday, 18 – 19 Exhibition
At Mt Pleasant Community Centre Hall
All hands on deck, please volunteer for all the jobs large and small that will help make our exhibition a success
AGM and world famous auction
End of Year Party
Day outing to Birdlings Flat with Action Firing (pit firing) and picnic at the beach. Bring family and partners, this will be fun fun fun!
Date to be announced closer to the time, with consideration to tides. If total fire ban should be in place event will be postponed to autumn 2020.
Watch this space - Fire permit is submitted
Intensive Throwing Pottery Class
By Renate Galetzka
Monthly Wheel Work Intensive, Project based
Time: third Saturday of the month, 9:30 to 12:30. 10 sessions per year, two x five class semesters
Max number of students: 6 This has proven to be very popular and we now have nearly enough applicants for two classes; two places on Friday's class are available and one on Saturday. The classes will run run on consecutive days, being the last Friday and Saturday of the month, beginning November 22nd & 23rd. Be in to win! The course price is $130.00 per semester.
Target group: Beginner/intermediate to intermediate potter
Prerequisite: Basic centering and throwing ability of small pots and basic form
Understand vessels: what makes ie a good mug, bowl or plate (proportion, handle, foot-ring, weight, ease of glaze-ability, etc)
Experiment with shape and form, find your own preferred shape of dish
Learn and practice how to achieve repeatable form
Intro to sketching and basic technical drawing
Understanding shrinkage and how to work it
Basic understanding of clays and their qualities
Structure of the year/Second semester
We will work on approx. 3 projects this year. The group will decide which vessel shape they will all be working on for the next 3 months period. My vessel suggestions are:
The Secretary and Members - Mt Pleasant Pottery Group.