News & Events

WPA Newsletter 44 - February 2000


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), Joanne Richards (Central Somerset), Frank Goddard (South Somerset), Andrew Bryden (North Somerset)
– From Anita Peach, Exhibition Officer
– Request for person to investigate starting a WPA Website

Activities Report by Joanne Richards, including:
– Bickleigh Festival 2000
– Forthcoming Workshop Visit and Potters Plunge with Doreen Gardner and Tony Smither at Orchard Pottery
– Forthcoming Workshop Visit to David Brown
AGM at Kenton, Devon with Guest Demonstrator Tim Andrews
– Forthcoming Workshop Visits to John Leach and Nic Collins
– Desperately Seeking a Minuting Secretary by Joanne Richards
– Advert requiring good quality potter’s equipment by June Posy
– From Russia with Love – Christmas Greetings from the Potters Guild of Nizhni Novgorod
– Advert for Studio Pottery/Ceramics in Society Magazine and Website

– Potters’ Tips from Mole Cottage by Mark Donaldson
– Christmas Shopping can be Fun! by Joanne Richards
– Mediaeval Potter’s Wheel by Terence Turnbull with line drawing by Peter Strong
– Putting the Glaze in Pottery by Mike Benton, reproduced with permission
– Advert for Summer Workshops with Ian Gregory
– Items of Interest to Potters, including:
– Millenium Ceramic Award 2000 by Pauline Paterson
– Potfest Website
– Potters 2000, Weekend of Demonstrations at Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, with Tim Andrews, Nic Collins, Bridget Drakeford, Anna Lambert, Jim Robison and Taja, presented by Elizabeth Michl and the Committee, Midlands Potters Association
– Advert selling free front loading kiln
– Forthcoming Exhibitions by Joanne Richards

– Cranford Barn Glazes by Roger Harris
– Members advertise free in WPA Magazine – contact Heather Strong
WPA Advertising Rates: Full Page £60, Half Page £30, Quarter Page £15, Eighth Page £8, Subscribe for one year (six issues and only pay for 4) contact Dave Rodgers
– New Members
– Committee February 2000 including Chairman Doreen Gardner, Secretary Mary Sutton, Treasurer Alan Clark, Exhibition Officer Anita Peach, Publicity Officer Claire Winterton, Membership Secretary Lesley Cooper, Activities Officer and Minuting Secretary Joanne Richards, Newsletter Editor Heather Strong

– Advertisements:
– Powdermills Pottery, Regular Exhibitors: Svend Bayer, Nic Collins, Lisa Hammond, Carole Glover, plus others
– For Sale, Modern Lightweight Trailer
– Meeting House Gallery Exhibition November 1999 Income and Expenditure Sheet

– Refurbished Pottery Equipment from Bates Electrical
– Stow Potters Wheels, Llandysnl, Wales
– Kiln Furniture Supplies from Walter Brayford
– Haughton Hare Pottery Supplies, Bickleigh, Tiverton
– Creative Pottery Breaks with Moley (Mark Donaldson)

– Valentine Clay Products
– Don Keitch Kiln Repairs, Clyst Hydon, near Collumpton
– Les Bainbridge Pottery Supplies
– The Potters Connection Ltd

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