MPP Pottery Club Programme 2018
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 demonstrations 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 our 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
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.
Xmas and End of Year Party 2017 - with Secret Pottery Santa - Tuesday, December 12, 7pm.
Join us for a celebratory end of year celebration. Some finger food would be great; drinks will be supplied by the Club. Bring a gift wrapped 'swap a pot' (Secret Santa) to be part of the draw, and you will end up with your new favourite piece of pottery to take home.
Tuesday 13th, 7pm
Feldspar, Lead, Cobalt Oxide...What?
First get together of the yearwith Question Time on Glaze materials, chemicals, glaze ingredients etc with keen potter and retired soil scientist Andrew Carran. Bring your questions, samples, pen and paper.
Tuesday 13th, 7pm
Majolica Decoration with Eve Hope
Eve worked in a Majolica decorating pottery in Italy, how cool is that! Eve will talk to us on how they applied the Majolica glaze and decorated their ware.
Weekend/one day workshop
Making use and application of colour slips.
Tuesday 8th, 7pm
Club Special Meeting
Tuesday 12th, 7pmClub 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 found tools from nature or the kitchen draw. A very inspiring, creative and must attend evening.
Saturday 7th, 10.00am: One day engobe workshop with Renate, $50.00
Tuesday10th, 7.00pm Club night: Wood firing glaze night
Shona has developed Shino and Celedon glazes suitable for wood firing. She is testing this this weekend (Sat 26th May) and will advise her results.
Saturday 28th at Halswell Pottery Club for a wood firing. We are able to share a wood firing with the Halswell potters group in Candys Road, Halswell. We would like members to share this experience of chopping wood for fuel and spend a couple of hours stoking the kiln on July 28th. This is a great opportunity to try something different
Pots can be made with LF18, Macs white, or clay that fires to 1300c. These will be bisqued in early July in our kilns. On Tuesday 10th July, club night, we will have a glazing night with your pots. The glazes available are a Shino & a Celedon. We will also have several washes. Types of work can be vases, jugs, cups, whimsical, sculptural type work but, no bowls or plates as this type of firing can leave rough marks inside the work. Outside roughness is ok. Check out websites on wood firings. If you're interested we will need about 10 people or more for this to happen.email email@example.com to book.
Tuesday 14th, 7pmStamp/sprig making, a hands on mini workshop with Nikki Wallace Bell
Tuesday 12th, 7pm
Tuesday 9th, 7.00pm
How to use our spray gun – An introduction.. with Ken
Dipping Glazes – Pot preparation, waxing, dipping techniques with and without tongs.. with Renate
Tuesday 13th, 7.00pm
December Tuesday 11th, 700pm Christmas party
End of year party around the Hub pizza oven.
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