Upcoming Events in June & July
Sunday 24 June celebrating Matariki at the Hub 11am to 2pm there will be stone carving, a Hangi, face painting and a bouncy castle for the younger children , we will have tiles for the public to carve come and see what goes on when we are not potting.
Engobe workshop, 7th July, 10.00am to 4.00pm
There was plenty of interest expressed when Renate did her demonstration night on engobes and to give participants the best opportunity to learn as much as possible from Renate, there will be a limited number of positions available. Therefore, we recommend pre-booking your place; details are on the website http://www.mtpleasantpottery.org.nz Use ‘engobe’ as your reference, please.
Wood firing, 28th July, at Halswell Pottery rooms
Shona is making a shino and celadon glaze for this firing and will be testing the glazes in their woodfiring at the end of May. A joint Halswell club woodfiring firing. For those interested in participating in this firing method, please register your interest on the web site use "wood firing" as your reference, bring your bisque ware (no bowls or plates) to the rooms on Tuesday 10th July for glazing. Members participating should be prepared to spend some time, on the day, assisting with firing and wood (fuel) preparation. Kick off to be confirmed.
Saturday club day, 1st Saturday of the month,June 2nd 10.00am till noon starting Saturday 2 June
For those of you who are gainfully employed outside the home, Anne Goddard is intending to have a club day on the first Saturday of the month. Anyone wishing to join her is welcome email@example.com. She will put a notice on our Facebook page. Also, Leigh-Ann Smith is intending to start a Raku group that would meet and carry out their firings on this day, too. Leigh-Ann is interested in exploring the wide range of raku glazes and would like others who are interested to join her firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Club Programme in Club News Page and Diary Page for details on up coming events: we’re planning a soup night in September, 11th; we have booked the pizza oven to bake some bread to accompany the soup. the Hub pizza oven is booked for for our Christmas function on December 11th.
Slip/Engobe Workshop with Renate, Saturday, 7 July, 10 am to 4 pm.
We will start by making our own slips. Basic white clay slurry and additives will be supplied. You will only need to purchase clay stains. Renate will have all basic colours available. Share some colours with a friend. If you have your own stains, please bring them along.
Next we will use our tiles. With paintbrushes and slip trailers, stamps or stencils we will experiment and test a wide variety of application techniques.
Renate will give assistance and demonstrations as required, painting, slip trailing, scraffito, latex/wax resist, printing or stencil resist.
With the experience from working on your tiles you will chose and develop your own designs that suit your pots, taste and skills and abilities
People who would like to learn about engobes but don't wish, at this stage, to make their own are very welcome to participate. There will be no extra expense.
Some paint brushes and slip trailer will be provided.
For more information please ring Renate: 388 64 80, 021-1336620, or email email@example.com
Welcome Potters to the May mini News
May 8th at 7 pm Special General Meeting
We need you to help change our constitution!
This needed to be changed when we have moved to Phillipstown and all that is required of you is to read the remits, which were sent to you last month and vote on the changes; simple as. We need a quorum of 16 to be able to legally pass these changes.
We have the opportunity to wood fire with Halswell potters group in July 28.This is a wood kiln where we keep putting wood in the kiln and monitor it for about 8 hours. I will bring along some samples and discuss the wood firing techniques and the build up to loading the kiln etc. If you are interested please come along, vote and discuss taking part in a different type of firing.
Tuesday 10.00am to 3.00pm: you can carry on into the night session with Ken.This means you have all day to play with clay.
You may also arrange with Shona, after her class on Wednesday, to play until 4.00pm when the hub closes. The rooms are usually open during week days when the hub is open. First Saturday of the month: Anne is opening the rooms; if you would like to take part check her out on Mt Pleasant face book or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographing your work for our web site: please bring along some of your work on club days so Graham Maguire email@example.com can take photos to put on the web site. It is looking rather good. All our information is there for you to see what going on in the club.
See you on May 8 at 7pm
SUBS ARE NOW OVERDUE please pay direct credit to Mt pleasant pottery Westpac 03 1591 008345400 many thanks
MP Pottery Club Programme
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 Gold coin or note donation please.
To get most out of 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Schools Due to interest we will be reintroducing a number of weekend or one day workshops throughout the year. Please let me know what your interests are and I’ll make that happen too 😊
Tuesday 8th, 7pm
Please attend as this important meeting to progress our club!
There’s no pressure to the individual member, you are just required to vote.
Please see details attached to the email
Tuesday 12th, 7pm
Club night with Mary Lou Foate
Mary Lou lovingly creates these unique, whimsical, adorable and very individual pieces of art: miniature sculptures, plaques, brooches, coasters… by using tools found from nature or the kitchen draw. A very inspiring, creative and must attend evening.
Saturday, 7th, 10am to 4 pm
One day workshop
Slip/Engobe making, experimenting and decorating workshop with Renate
We will make our own Engobe, experiment with a variety of different decorating techniques on test tiles and decorate our own prepared, raw bowl
Enrolments to email@example.com
Committee for 2018
Secretary Shona Clarkson firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Ken Doidge email@example.com
Newsletter and web manager Graham Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org
Household and maintenance Lorraine (Rudi) Jansen email@example.com
Club day roster Bill Bromley Bromleybill@hotmail.com
Minute secretary Brenda Benge firstname.lastname@example.org
Face book manager Anne Goddard email@example.com
Allan Mauger firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary and Members - Mt Pleasant Pottery Group.