News & Events

Svend Bayer Studio Visit 2014


Thursday 22nd May

11 – 4pm

Duckpool Cottage, Sheepwash, Beaworthy EX21 5PW
grid ref for Svend Bayer studio visit. SS 48554 08865

Thank you all for booking for this Studio Visit.
Just a few important reminders:-
• please bring a packed lunch with your own mug and spoon, plus folding chair
• volunteer/s wanted to write a report about the day for the WPA Newsletter
• please car share if you possibly can. Parking space is very limited and there will be 20 members booked (with 4 guests). Please see your email from Jeanne for list of those booked for this Studio Visit, their contact details and area, so that you can get in touch and arrange car sharing wherever possible.

Directions from A30 at Okehampton :- (10.97 miles, takes approx.17 minutes)
1. Take the exit from A30 to Okehampton from the town; head South New Rd. 3260 for 1 mile
2. Turn right into Beacon Down Hill for 0.5 mile
3. Continue into Holsworthy Rd. go through 1 roundabout 0.6 mile
4. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A3079 for 7.1 miles
5. Take a slight left and travel 1.3 miles
6. Then left 0.4 miles brings you there

If coming from North Devon, A39 or Moretonhampstead there are various routes cross country incorporating the Holsworthy or Hatherleigh roads and following signs. From the Tavistock area it would be quicker to turn at the West junction on the A30 and continue on the 386 before following Holsworthy Rd.

• If you have any questions please email Jeanne or phone her on 01840 230 113. Please note Jeanne will be away from 6-16th May inclusive and not on email. If problems on 22nd May; Svend’s studio is 01409 231282 and Jeanne’s mobile 077735 64247.
We look forward to seeing you all there

Page 21 of Newsletter 127 provides further details about this event

A former pupil of Michael Cardew, Svend is a master kilnbuilder who produces woodfired pots of extraordinary power and range. Svend will demonstrate some of his techniques for making large pots and tell us about his life as a potter

Please note parking restrictions as advised in NL127

Svend Bayer features in Ceramic Review May/June 2014 in an article on wood firing, with Matthew Blakely

To find out more about Svend Bayer’s lifework, watch the 20 minute Goldmark film entitled `Svend Bayer: Potter’ on