News & Events

WPA Newsletter 27 - April 1997


This newsletter, edited by Joanne Richards, includes:
Editorial by Joanne Richards

Regional Editors – Tony Smither (South Devon), Pauline Ivimey-Cook (Mid and North Devon), Joanne Richards (Central Somerset), Frances Mansfield (South Somerset), Julia Hamilton (East Cornwall), Jean Craven (West Cornwall), Mignon Korn (Avon)

Chairman’s Letter, including News about New Clay Bodies by Doreen Gardner

– Report by Joint Exhibition Officers, Hugh West and Lorraine Coles
– Report by Activities Officer, Nancy Wells
– Forthcoming AGM May 1997 at East Devon College, Tiverton with Guest Speaker Douglas Phillips
– Publicity Officer’s Report by Mariette Grantham
– Tips from Cranford Barn by Roger Harris
– Potters’ Tips from Mark Donaldson
– Book Review by Kate Bilson

– Review of “Speaking in Tongues”, Sculptural Installation by Nicholas Pope at Tate Gallery by Joanne Richards
– A Visit to a Bristol Co-operative by Mignon Korn, Regional Editor from Bristol and Beyond
– Report on ‘RAIN’, exhibition by Visiting Native American Artists at The Museum of Mankind by Joanne Richards

– A Personal Reaction to Grayson Perry’s Article in Ceramic Review 163 Entitled ‘A Potter’s Day’ by Mariette Grantham
– An Alternative to Sawdust Firing by Ursula Bowles
– A Visit to Paris to Learn About French Ceramics by Frances Mansfield
– A Trip to London Shops – Hand Crafted Versus Factory Made Pottery by Julia Hamilton (Cornwall Regional Editor)
– Review of Hugh West – Past and Present by Jean Craven (Cornwall Regional Editor)

– The 1997 International Spring Fair by Tony Smither (South Devon Regional Editor)
– Bridgwater Potters Day with Guests Jill Crowley and Jason Wason
CPA Information Regarding Forthcoming Events by Elizabeth Smith
– Reply from Crafts Council regarding their Termination of the Crafts Map by Joanne Richards
– Sixth International Potters Festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre by Joanne Richards
– London Clay: Urban Studio Ceramics Conference at V&A by Joanne Richards

– Seminar Entitled “Clay Books, Pots and Prints, Conceptual Shifts and the Mona Lisa”, Crafts Council
– Arts4Everyone Express, From South West Arts
– Interest Free Loans for Buying Art and Craft – ARTCRED – A Service from South West Arts
– 17th Bickleigh Ceramics Project by Joanne Richards
– Reflections on the Development and History of the WPA by Joanne Richards

– Exhibitions by WPA Members by Joanne Richards
– Calendar of Forthcoming Events by Joanne Richards

– Advertisements:
– Cranford Barn Glazes by Roger Harris
– Creative Pottery Breaks with Mark and Pauline Donaldson
– Comprehensive Supply of Kiln Supplies and Materials, Hugh West, Cornwall
– Bruce Chivers, Vacuum Formed Fibre Kilns
– Haughton Hare Pottery Supplies, Bickleigh, Tiverton
– Lotus Pottery Supplies, Michael Skipworth, Stoke Gabriel, Nr. Totnes
– Summer Workshops with Ian Gregory, Dorset

– Testing Ceramics for Food Use by Due Diligence Ltd, Exeter
– Advert for Studio Pottery Magazine, £18 annual subscription for current members of UK pottery associations, full price is £32
– A New Pottery/Ceramics Course for Adults at Bridgwater College
– Stow Potters Wheels Launch the New Stow Sargent Momentum Wheel, Chipping Norton, Oxon

– Committee April 1997 including Chairman Doreen Gardner, Secretary Peter Lee, Treasurer Mark Donaldson, Activities Officer Nancy Wells, Joint Exhibition Officers Lorraine Coles and Hugh West, Publicity Officer Mariette Grantham, Membership Secretary Treston Holmes, Minuting Secretary Nicola Raffan, Newsletter Editor Joanne Richards

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