News & Events

WPA AGM 2016


Saturday 12th March
The Kenn Centre, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE

We are looking forward to welcoming WPA potters to our Annual General Meeting at The Kenn Centre plus our Annual Demonstration, which will be by Richard Phethean.

Information for members
Directions to The Kenn Centre.pdf

Click on this link to download your AGM nomination form and booking
This was included with your newsletter 138, to be returned to Nicola Crocker, Secretary, asap please for our refreshments numbers. Don’t forget your nominations too and it will be lovely to get together as a WPA community at the Kenn Centre.

On Saturday 12th March, members arrive from 10am for refreshments and Richard’s demonstration will begin at 10.30am prompt. Carshare if you can please. From 11.30am till 1pm is our AGM, with the lunch break and a chance to view and purchase Richard’s work, between 1-2pm. We bring our own lunch and there will be a selection of hot and cold drinks available, as well as some cakes and biscuits for everyone. There will be a raffle of WPA pots, so please come ready to buy a few tickets to support the WPA. His demonstration continues from 2 – 4pm, at which point we can all relax with a cuppa and more time to socialise and browse Richard’s work as we end the day. This is an informal and inclusive occasion; if you would like to help out on the day, please just let anyone on the Committee know and your help would be greatly appreciated.

About Richard Phethean
A ceramics graduate of the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and further trained in the studios of tutors Colin Pearson and Janice Tchalenko, Richard is an established professional potter whose work is exhibited and collected widely in the UK and Europe. He is a Fellow of, and currently Chair of the Craft Potters Association, and is on the Crafts Council of Great Britain’s Index of Selected Makers. His regular column as CPA Chairman features in CPA News at the back of Ceramic Review magazine.
Richard makes thrown, altered and assembled vessels in coarse-textured terra cotta with brushed slips and resist techniques. His current work combines references to ancient pottery, European slipware traditions and early twentieth century abstract painting.

Richard’s website includes videos on pottery techniques and his online shop, including his new book, ‘The New Ceramics – Throwing’