News & Events

WPA Newsletter 39 - April 1999


This newsletter, edited by Joanne Richards, includes:
– Introduction by Joanne Richards
– News regarding the death of one of the WPA Founder Members, Pauline Ivimey-Cook by Joanne Richards
– List of Regional Editors – Tony Smither (South Devon), Joanne Richards (Central Somerset), Frank Goddard (South Somerset), Jean Craven (Cornwall), Andrew Bryden (North Somerset)

– Chairman’s Letter from Doreen Gardner
– Report by Pauline Donaldson, Activities Officer, including:
– Cheese and Wine Social Day at Mark and Pauline Donaldson’s home
– Forthcoming WPA AGM at East Devon College, Tiverton in May 1999, including videos of Isaac Button, plus Raku English Style
– Forthcoming Workshop Visit to Roger Harris
– Forthcoming Workshop Visit to Debbie Prosser
– Exhibition at Art Benattar Craft by Hugh West, Exhibitions Officer
– Report by Anita Peach, Exhibitions Officer
– Advert for Douglas Phillips Summer Pottery Courses, Yeovil, Somerset
WPA Portfolio by Doreen Gardner
– Reflections on the exhibition `Picasso: Painter and Sculptor in Clay’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, by Joanne Richards

– Report on Exhibition of Work by Sasha Wardell at Church House, Congresbury by Andrew Bryden
– Report on the Spring Fair at the NEC by Doreen Gardner
– Report on Visit to Balls Pond Studio and Nicholas Arroyave Portelo with Bridgwater College by Joanne Richards
– Advert for Studio Space Available by Rod and Sandra Hare
– Advert for Kiln Sitter Kiln by Suzanne Snook

– Report on HARROW – The First Decade – 1963 – 1974, Staff Exhibition at Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne by Frank Goddard
– Report on Workshop Visit to Helen Ridehalgh by Joanne Richards
– Advert for 3 Phase Cromartie Kiln for Sale, 10 cubic feet, £400

– Potter’s Tips from Mole Cottage by Mark Donaldson
– Local Events of Special Interest including:
– John Leach (WPA Member) Kiln Opening Day
– Raku Pottery with Bruce Chivers (WPA Member) by Sue Rouillard
– Svend Bayer (WPA Member) Open Studio to Celebrate 30 Years of Potting
– Pit Firing Workshops at Greynolds, Cornwall with Tom Fisher and Bob Berry
– Opportunity for a Potter to Exhibit at the National Sheep Dog Trials, Powderham Castle, Kenton
– Advert for Sale, Two Electric Kilns plus a Wood/Oil Kiln by M.Skipwith
– Advert for Sale, Clearance Pottery Materials by Lotus Pottery

– A Tribute to Pauline Ivimey-Cook by Jenny Wasson and Joanne Richards
– A Warm Welcome to Seven New Members
– Marketing Opportunities of Interest to Potters, including the National Amateur Gardening Show, Bath and Wells and the Mediaeval Fayre in Exeter
– Potters Co-operative Shop in Bristol by Margaret Crump
– Items of Interest to Potters, including:
– Aberystwyth International Potters Festival July 1999, Interceramex, Shropshire, Ceramic Millenium Programme, University of Wolverhampton, International Biennial of Ceramic Art, Brussels
– Forthcoming Exhibitions by Joanne Richards
– Advert for Sale, Wooden Shed/Workshop, £550, by Peter Stride
– Committee April 1999 including Chairman Doreen Gardner, Secretary Mary Sutton, Treasurer Alan Clark, Pottery Festival 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

– Advertisements:
– Advert for Studio Pottery/Ceramics in Society, £24 for 4 quarterly issues, full subscription rate £27.50
– Creative Pottery Breaks with Mark and Pauline Donaldson
– Bruce Chivers, Vacuum Formed Fibre Kilns
– Summer Workshops with Ian Gregory, Dorset
– Craft Fairs at Chard Guildhall
– 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

– Valentine Clay Products
– Stow Potters Wheels, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
– Bates Electrical Potters Supplies, Burslem, Stoke
– The Potters Connection Ltd

– Stanton Pottery Supplies, Tunstall, Stoke-On-Trent
– Les Bainbridge Pottery Supplies
– Don Keitch Kiln Repairs, Clyst Hydon, near Collumpton
WPA Newsletter Advertising Rates, Full Page £60, Half Page £30, Quarter Page £15, Eighth Page £8, subscribe for one year (six issues) and pay only for four, by Dave Rogers

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