News & Events

WPA Newsletter 34 - June 1998


This newsletter, edited by Heather Strong, includes:
– Editorial by Heather Strong
– Chairman’s Letter from 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), Jean Craven (Cornwall), Andrew Bryden (North Somerset)

- WPA Feasibility Study by Peter Lee
– Cartoon – Sun Fired Pots by Paul Wells
– Bickleigh Potters’ Fair by Nancy Wells
– PR Volunteers Needed by Mariette Rennie
– Report by Pauline Donaldson, Activities Officer
– Cartoon by Paul Wells
– Advert for Don Keitch Kiln Repairs, Clyst Hydon, near Collumpton

– Report from Hugh West, Exhibition Officer
– Forthcoming Exhibition at The Meeting House, Ilminster by Anita Peach
– Report from South Somerset by Frances Mansfield
– Potter’s Tips by Mark Donaldson
– Advert for Whirlers (220 mm diameter for £16) by CTM Supplies, Exeter
AGM Address by Bruce Chivers, report by Pauline Ivimey-Cook
– Report of Workshop Visit to David Winkley, Vellow Pottery, by Alan Williams
– A Day in the Life of an OCN Ceramics Student by Caroline Saunders
– Advert for Studio Pottery/Ceramics in Society, £21 for 4 seasonal issues, full subscription rate £27.50

– Advert for Stow Momentum Wheels, Chipping Norton, Oxon
– Wot – Another Laser? by Victor Holst
– The Coffee Mug, poem by Pearl Foy
– Letter to the Editor by Hugh West
– American Potter Robert Compton visits Bridgwater College by Joanne Richards
– International Studio Potters Network, Bed and Breakfast Programme by Joanne Richards
– South West Arts Newsletter for artists, craftspeople and photographers by Joanne Richards
– Congratulations to Jason Bishop
– Book Review Opportunity by Kate Bilson
– Advert for Sale, Lotus Pottery equipment by Michael Skipwith

– Items of Interest to Potters, including:
– `In Praise of Potters’ Exhibition at Somerset County Museum by Mary Gryspeerdt and David Dawson
– Skills Training Workshop for Potters by Anna Hale
– Suppliers List of Discounts for WPA Members
– Forthcoming Exhibitions by Joanne Richards
– Market Opportunity with Potters’ Co-operative `POTTERS’ in Bristol by Margaret Crump

– Advertisements:
– Creative Pottery Breaks with Mark and Pauline Donaldson
– Bruce Chivers, Vacuum Formed Fibre Kilns
– Summer Workshops with Ian Gregory, Dorset
– Haughton Hare Pottery Supplies, Bickleigh, Tiverton
– Cranford Barn Glazes by Roger Harris
– Lotus Pottery Supplies, Michael Skipworth, Stoke Gabriel, Nr. Totnes
– Free Advertising in the WPA Newsletter for Members by Heather Strong

– Committee June 1998 including Chairman Doreen Gardner, Secretary Mary Sutton, Treasurer Alan Clark, Pottery Fair Co-ordinator Mark Donaldson, Activities Officer Pauline Donaldson, Joint Exhibition Officers Anita Peach and Hugh West, Publicity Officer Mariette Rennie, 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 and Mailing of Newsletters by Victor and Wendy Holst

AGM Minutes of Meeting on 25th April 1998 at Tiverton College

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