Ostinelli and Priest – Hand Building Classes Animal and Figurative


We will be running one and two day weekend courses at The Bluematchbox Gallery, 205 Halls Road, Tilehurst, Reading Berks.RG30 4PT.  There will only be four to a class to enable maximum individual tuition.

The courses are designed to teach you how to make an armature through to hand building, modelling and sculpting skills, and are suitable for adults of all ability levels from beginner onwards.  You will be working closely alongside Paul at each stage to the finished piece.  A separate colouring day can be provided for students wishing to colour and finish their work.

The cost of the days will include 1 bag of clay per student per day (more can be purchased from Grant at the Bluematchbox if needed) firing, and all materials for the armatures, i.e. wooden armatures, bubble wrap, masking tape, dowelling.  All tools will be provided on the day but please bring any favourites and lots of pictorial reference.

The day will start at 10.00 though to 4.30 with a break of one hour for lunch (please bring your own).  Tea coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Please email Gaynor for dates, costings and booking form and for any further information and questions you may have.   info@ostinellipriest.co.uk

By Ian Ramage

Alan & Billy at Aylesford Pottery

An Evening with
Alan & Billy at Aylesford Pottery

* Looking back to the start of their career’s in Kent and London 

* Two different paths to becoming master potters
* Stories about what goes on in behind closed doors
* Commission from the richest man in the country
* Demonstrations in making large pots
* Audience in invited to join in – if they dare!
* Bar available
Tickets are still available for this evening event on Friday 21st/Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the Priory. Estimated running time 2hrs. Cost is £15 per ticket. Tel: 01622 790796

By Ian Ramage

Kent Potters Newsletter

 The next copy date for your Newsletter is March 1st for the April/May edition.  February is a very short month so the deadline is not far away. I welcome all photos, articles, letters and would love a profile for the next edition.  If you have an event coming up like SEOS let us know. While the rain falls it would be great to find out about another of our members in a Profile and their pots will be on the front page.  I have not had any replies to the question I posed in the last editorial.  Some of you out there must have a view – share it.
I look forward to receiving your contributions. It is your newsletter.
Many thanks

Jane,  editor@kentpotters.co.uk

By Ian Ramage

Don’t miss out!

There are still places left to exhibit with the KPA at the prestigious Craft in Focus in Canterbury. The show opens on Friday 4th April and closes Sunday 6th April. We would need to set up the stands and work on Wednesday 3rd April. Everyone taking part would be expected to help with the set up and taking down, plus covering the stands during selling days on a rota system.
The cost will be £65 each plus a small commission to cover credit card fees, packaging etc. All members who have exhibited previosly at selected exhibitions and events are eligible to apply.

 If you would like to be considered for a place, please contact Bev Burt at BSBceramics@yahoo.co.uk or call in the evening 0208289109 or 07742363437

By Ian Ramage

Events arranged so far for this year

February 12th
Canterbury Museum Visit

March 8th
Richard Phetheans – Masterday

Toni and Suki In House workshop

July 4th, 5th & 6th
Hatfield – Art in Clay

AGM masterday Peter Hayes

By Ian Ramage