News & Events

WPA Newsletter 29 - August 1997


This newsletter, edited by Heather Strong, includes:
– Editorial by Heather Strong
– Chairman’s Report, including Potters’ Fair and The Potter’s Portfolio by Doreen Gardner
– List of 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)

– Joint Exhibition Officer’s Report by Hugh West
– Potters Tips from Mark Donaldson
– “Potters’ Charter” by Pauline Ivimey-Cook
– Letters to the Editor by Zoe Ryan and Joanne Richards
– Review of Ben Casson’s Kiln Building Lecture and Demonstration at Royal Forest of Dean College, Gloucestershire, by Frank Goddard
– Review of Workshop Visit to Roger Harris by Joanne Richards
– Review of Douglas Phillips’ Talk and Slide Show on Setting Up a Pottery in Mexico by Joanne Richards

– Advert for Studio Pottery Magazine, £18 annual subscription for current members of UK pottery associations, full price is £32
– A Dirty Weekend (Bickleigh ’97) by Nancy Wells
– Report on the Hands-On Project by Linda Bascombe
– Report of Gabrielle Koch’s Demonstration and Slide Show at Bickleigh Potters’ Fair by Ursula Bowles
– Review of Sawdust Firing by Gabrielle Koch at Bickleigh by Joanne Richards

– Report from the Taunton Region by Frances Mansfield
– Obituary for Keith Rogers by Frank Goddard
– The Red Herring Exhibition at Truro College by Frances Osborne
– International Biennale of Ceramic Art, Brussels 1997 (or why we need EMU) by Marion Valder
– New Video, Tim Andrews in his Studio, throwing/finishing/burnishing/firing pots, etc, running time 46 minutes, £18 plus £2 P&P
– Quotation sent in by Pauline Ivimey-Cook
– An Invitation to Ceramics 4 Collection by Tim and Sandra Andrews

– Calendar of Forthcoming Exhibitions by Joanne Richards
– Items of Interest to Potters, including:
– First Aid Training by Nancy Wells
– Opportunities for Sculptors and Craftspeople by Rebecca Sykes
– Request for Potters Experienced in Colouring Clay by Jane Waller

– Advertisements:
– Paper Clay Raw Materials
– Request for Christmas Sales Information
– Chard Craft Fairs at Chard Guildhall
– 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
– Free Advertising in the WPA Newsletter for Members by Heather Strong

Items for Sale:
– Kiln Shelves and Glazes, £60, Zoe Ryan, Exeter
– Electric Wheel, £60, and Electric Kiln, £300, Julia Wilkins, Dorset

– Welcome to Nineteen New Members Since May 1997

– Committee August 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 Heather Strong
– In Addition to Regional Editors listed on Newsletter cover, Book Reviewer Kate Bilson, Mailing of Newsletters Victor and Wendy Holst, Assistant Activities Officer Maggie Scott

AGM full Report from May 1997

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