Newsletter 2019 - 3
Dear All, Happy Easter, Happy holidays,
We hope everyone had a good / fabulous first term of the year and have raised the bar for term two or the next stage in your pottery life. There is an extra class on the list now; Wednesday night with Alex as our tutor. Our Monday and Thursday classes are full with good attendance booked for Wednesday day and night. Our Tuesday club days are also well attended; wonderful chatter going on along with the occasional tip on a process, glaze or technique.
in our room: this has been requested by our tutors, so pending final sign off for the funds we will have WIFI soon. It will be ideal for viewing You Tube films of potters showing their wonderful skills.
Kilns and Firings
The controller for kiln No3 is on its way home from being repaired; it will be in place this coming week. If anyone has key to the kiln shed (that they're not supposed to have) would you please hang it back on the hook in the club room? Kiln shed keys should only be away from their hook for a couple of days at most. If you're in control of a firing you must come back to the kiln shed the following day to confirm the cycle has finished and then switch off the kiln. You'll need to hang on to the key for that period to get back into the shed to carry out the switch off routine; hang it back on the hook asap afterwards.
this is being planned for October, 2019. Full details coming soon.
At our June club night Renate will discuss what we need to consider when producing and submitting works to our, or to any exhibition, so start putting your ideas together.
Club Night in May
Glazes—starting at ground level, with Andrew Carran
A Tuesday Club night preliminary
In this session Andrew will outline two Sunday afternoon sessions (26 May, 2 June) in which we will make glazes from local materials and fire them. The evening session will give information on where to find materials and prepare them as well as covering some glaze history and local geology and should be of general interest to all - not just glaze makers.
There will be soil maps and samples to look at as well as pots with local glazes and a discussion about how the glazes, we can make here, relate to classical Chinese glazes.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in how glazes are made, from the ground up, to be with Andrew Carran as he goes through the whole process. Not to be missed, no matter what level
Andrew would like a rough idea of how many people would approximately be attending the evening. If you are possibly thinking of coming along, please give Renate a quick txt (0211336620)
Good potting, everyone – Graham and the committee
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The Secretary and Members - Mt Pleasant Pottery Group.