Happy New Year!
There’s lots to look forward to this year and I’m starting the year with a trade fair. From 11-13th January 2015 I will be presenting my new collection at Craft which is part of Top Drawer at Olympia. Come along and say hello if you are visiting and if you can’t make the show but are interested in becoming a stockist, please contact me for a link to the photos of the new work. Glazuur Aardewerk will be presenting my new work at a trade fair in Holland at the beginning of February so please contact me for more details.
I will soon be updating my online shops and I have an exhibition of new work planned for February. I’ll also be busy in the studio getting ready for the Country Living Spring Fair, at the Business Design Centre 18-22nd March.
Evening classes fill up pretty quickly but please see below for the list of Spring workshops and get in touch to book. Most courses are for 8-10 people so you get lots of tuition time, throwing classes have a wheel each! Please bring a packed lunch, cotton apron and a notebook.
Here is the programme for Spring classes, please get in touch if you would like more information, I will shortly be trialling an online booking page for the one day workshops but email me if you are interested. You can pay over the phone in person, via paypal and good ol’fashioned cheque in the post.
February 15th 2015 10-4 £100 Throwing for beginners. Three places only.
February 28th 10-4 £70 Mould-making. Make a simple drop out mould and a two part mould for slip casting. All materials provided, bring an object or a pot you have made and want to make a mould from.
March 1st 10-4 and Saturday 28th March 10-12 £90 Digital Decal workshop. Learn how to translate your ideas into drawings and then transform them into digital transfers for your own ceramics or to decorate factory bone china. A fun creative day suitable for all levels, the cost of an A3 sheet of transfers and two mugs are included and you can buy extra china at cost price or decorate your own work. There will be some homework after the course and a follow up visit to the studio will be required or you can pay an extra £10 to have your work posted after the course (UK mainland only), bring a note book and a packed lunch.
March 14th 10-4 £70 Slip casting with porcelain. This is a great follow up from the mould making course. Learn how to cast work from your own mould, or from a stock mould. Price includes firings and glazing.
April 18th 10-4 £70 porcelain hand-building jugs and vases. This is such a popular course! Come and make some gorgeous textured porcelain pieces to treasure.
April 25th 10-4 £70 Printing on fabric and clay. Mono-printing and screen printing using paper resist, oxides and wax. We will start off printing on fabric and then move designs on to clay to make flat or 3D pieces.
May 2nd 10-4 £70 Teapot, cup and saucer. Make a little pinched-out teapot, with a matching cup and saucer. Great for beginners!
May 3rd 10-4 £100 Throwing day. These workshops fill up fast, four places only!
January 9, 2015 No Comments
It’s that time again! My studio will be open for a Christmas Open Studios and SALE Saturday 22nd November and Sunday 23rd 10-4pm. In January I will be launching a new range and I have lots of pots that need loving homes this Christmas to make way for new work.
I’ll also have the list of spring workshops available but at the moment there is a waiting list for the evening classes, email me if you’d like to be added info
Looking forward to seeing you!
Can’t make it to the studio? Try one of my beautiful stockists,
Burwash Art at Burwash Manor Farm Cambridge www.burwashart.com
The Forest Bailiff 36 Durham Road Wimbledon www.forestbailiff.co.uk
Comins Tea House, The Quarterjack, Sturminster Newton, Dorset www.cominsteahouse.co.uk
Red Ticking, Seattle www.redticking.com
Glazuur Aardewerk, Netherlands www.glazuur.com
November 12, 2014 No Comments
Here is the programme for Autumn classes, please get in touch if you would like more information, I will shortly be trialling an online booking page for the one day workshops but email me if you are interested. You can pay over the phone in person, via paypal and good ol’fashioned cheque in the post.
Monday night Ceramics class £135 per ten week term including basic materials and firings. Starts 15th September 2014 ONE PLACE LEFT
Tuesday night Ceramics class £135 per ten week term including basic materials and firings. Starts 16th September 2014 ONE PLACE LEFT
Wednesday night Jewellery class £135 per ten week term, materials extra. Starts 17th September 2014, ONE PLACE LEFT
Thursday day time ceramics class £135 per ten week term, starts Thursday 18th September 2014 3 PLACES LEFT. Jayne Clough is the teacher and this class covers hand-building and throwing in porcelain and stoneware.
18th October Digital Transfer making workshop. Learn how to translate your ideas into drawings and then transform them into digital transfers for your own ceramics or to decorate factory bone china. A fun creative day suitable for all levels, the cost of an A3 sheet of transfers and two mugs are included and you can buy extra china at cost price or decorate your own work. There will be some homework after the course and a follow up visit to the studio will be required or you can pay an extra £10 to have your work posted after the course (UK mainland only)
10-4pm £90, bring a note book and a packed lunch.
8th November Porcelain hand-building, come and make beautiful textured slab built dishes, jugs, vases and Christmas decorations! 10-4 £70 please bring a notebook and a packed lunch.
Evening classes start again week beginning 12th Jan (weather permitting!)
Monday ceramics £140 per ten week term, 7-9pm starts 12th Jan 2015
Tuesday ceramics £140 per ten week term, 7-9pm starts 13th Jan 2015
Wednesday Jewellery class price tbc 9-9pm starts 14th Jan 2015
Thursday day time ceramics £140 per ten week term,10-12 starts 15th Jan 2015
January 24th Throwing for beginners 10-4 £100 bring a soft cotton apron and a packed lunch, THREE PLACES ONLY
Throwing for beginners Feb 7th 10-4 £100 bring a soft cotton apron and a packed lunch, THREE PLACES ONLY
All year round
1:1 throwing lessons and parties Saturday 10.30-12.30 2-4pm depending on availability. Parties are £110 for 90 minutes for 10 people (children 8+, younger by arrangement) or £140 for 2 hours including a go on the potter’s wheel.
Looking for something else? Want to hire my lovely workshop? Contact me to talk about it! info">
September 23, 2014 No Comments
Where does the time go? I can’t believe its 25 years since I joined a pottery evening class at my school but ceramics is the thread that holds my life together and since that first moment on the potter’s wheel, I’ve been hooked.
It’s not easy running a creative business at the best of times but I am lucky enough to meet and work with all sorts of amazing, interesting and talented people and you all keep me going. Sometimes its good to look back and see how far you’ve come and so many times I feel like I am still at the beginning.
This week I’m delighted to have an exhibition starting in Hay-on-Wye at the Haymakers Gallery and I’m also showing at Burwash Art at Burwash Manor Farm in Cambridgeshire. Comins Tea House are showing their British Made teaware at the Best Of Brittania Show in Clerkenwell, London at the beginning of October and I am thrilled to be making some new pieces for their new collection. I’m also working on some really lovely new things for the Country Living Spring Fair in London next March!
Evening classes start again on Monday 15th September and there are a couple of spaces and I’m delighted that Jayne Clough will be running the Thursday day time ceramics class which starts on September 18th 10-12noon. Please email me if you would like to join! info
September 11, 2014 No Comments
Happy nearly Spring! It didn’t go quiet after Christmas this year and I’m busy in the workshop making some lovely things for another restaurant, pictures to follow soon…..
The spring classes are all on my Courses page and I’m happy to make pots to order and will be busily building up my stock on these rainy winter days, perfect throwing weather! I’m bringing out some new work this year and happy to hear from potential new stockists or interesting ideas for collaborations.
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January 30, 2014 No Comments
Where did the year go? I feel like I just got started and here I am about to invite you to the Christmas shows! There’s lots happening over the next few weeks and behind the scenes I am getting ready to launch a new collection in January. So if you’d like a civilised Christmas shopping event this year then there is a wonderful show in Cambridge at the Unitarian Church hall on November 25th, Burwash Art will be holding a gorgeous exhibition through December and I am having a Christmas open studios every Saturday from November 30th with workshops, coffee and mince pies! If you aren’t local then check out my worldwide stockists or buy online using the links on the left hand side of the website!
Monday 25th November 1-8.30pm Cambridge Christmas ‘13 at the Unitarian Church Hall, Victoria street, Cambridge, CB1 1JW (free admission). A wonderful Christmas show with 16 makers in a central cambridge location www.CambridgeChristmas.co.uk
Burwash Winter Show @Burwash Art, Burwash Manor Farm, Barton Cambridge from November 29th to December 29th 10-5 everyday. A beautiful selection of paintings, jewellery and ceramics in the gallery at Burwash Farm. www.burwashart.com
November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st 10-1pm Christmas open studios at 29 Kidman’s Yard, Primrose St, Cambridge. There will be an exhibition of work by my ceramics students and the jewellery class with lovely work for sale by the Cyrenians pottery group (supporting Homeless people in Cambridge), ceramics by Jayne Clough, jewellery by Bek Genery, textiles by Lucy Carlson and ceramics by Rachel Dormor. We will also be hosting workshops in ceramics, textiles and jewellery each Saturday which are £3 per person and bookable in advance-
December 13th 6-9pm Christmas fair at Chesterton School, Gilbert Road Cambridge
The evening classes start again w/c 20th January but places are limited so I am offering more weekend classes. There is also an early bird jewellery class with Bek Genery, starting subject to numbers, Wednesday January 22nd 5-7pm (£130 per term plus silver) and a Thursday daytime ceramics class run by Jayne Clough starting Thursday 23rd January 10-12pm (£135 per term inc basic materials).
Are you thinking of starting a business in the new year? I’m running a series of workshops for creative business and also offering mentoring support for people ready to take the next step. Subjects include: pricing your work, selling and marketing, trade fairs and shows, cash flow and cost modelling- details below!
Here’s a taster of the spring workshops….
Writing a business plan January 18th 10-12.30 £35
Decal workshop for evening class students Sat 25th January 2-5pm £45 includes A3 sheet of decals for your own ceramics.
Decal workshop, design and print your own ceramic decals. Sunday January 26th 10-4 and Feb 8th 10-12.30 £110 includes a bowl, plate, mug and A3 sheet of decals from your own designs.
Throwing for beginners February 2nd 10-4 £100 (3 places only)
Cash flow forecasting, pricing and cost modelling February 9th 10-12.30 £35
Throwing weekend March 1st and 2nd 10-4 £200 (3 places only)
Porcelain handbuilding day- jugs and vases March 8th 10-4pm £70
Make your own wedding favours in porcelain March 9th 10-4pm £70
Selling and marketing, trade fairs and shows March 16th 10-12.30 £35
Mould making workshop- making plaster moulds for slip casting and press moulding March 30th 10-4pm £70
Slip casting with porcelain April 26th 10-4pm £70
Sketchbook booster session, make and fill a sketchbook in a day May 3rd 10-4pm £70
Pottery parties and one to one/ two to one tuition available all year round Saturdays 10-30-12.30 or 2-4pm, Sundays by arrangement.
November 14, 2013 No Comments
I love this time of year, perfect for making pots as its not too hot and dry but not so cold that pots never dry out! I’m busy making stock now for my forthcoming spring open studios, a pop up shop and summer open studios!
Please come along on May 4th and 5th 10-4pm for our spring open studios. Bek Genery has a beautiful new jewellery collection and Jayne Clough has a gorgeous range of ceramics, as well as my new collection of ceramics and textiles!
In June I have a pop up shop in Cambridgeshire- more details to follow very soon…….
July sees the return of Cambridge Open Studios and my workshop will be open every weekend in July 11-6pm.
If you aren’t local to Cambridge, my work is showing in the lovely Made in Britain pop up shop in Bristol, Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus until June 16th and I’m delighted to tell you about Comins Tea House in Sturminster Newton in Dorset- sublime tea drinking experience and I was thrilled to be asked to make the ceramics for the tea house!
My new work will be available from the on-line shops and my network of amazing stockists very soon but come along to the studio in May if you want to be the first to see it and to sign up for spring and summer workshops!
Upcoming courses, please visit the Courses page for full details
Silver earrings making workshop Saturday 11th May 10-4pm £70 plus a small charge towards the silver at cost. Taught by Bek Genery.
Porcelain Handbuilding workshop 10-4pm Sunday 19th May £70
Throwing day workshop for beginners Saturday 25th May 10-4pm £90
Throwing with porcelain (intermediate) Sunday 26th May 10-4pm £100
Designing with Decals Day 1 10-4pm 17th August, day 2 10-12.30pm 31st August £95
Sundays in the studio September 1/8/15 & 22nd 10-1 Ceramics, 2-5pm Textiles £25 per 3 hour session or £80 for four
April 25, 2013 No Comments
The daffodils are trying to flower outside and I have been beavering away in the studio trying to find time to make some lovely new work. It’s nearly ready and I’ll be sending a mail-shot out soon so sign up to the mailing list now if you want to be the first to hear about it!
The evening courses are full and I will take bookings for next term from the beginning of April where there are places available. There are spaces on the one day weekend courses and the next one is Sunday March 3rd, Porcelain Hand-building. Bek Genery will be running a silver bangle making workshop on Sunday March 17th, this is a lovely course and would make a great present, email me to book places.
My next show will be A Most Curious Wedding Fair, at St Andrews Hall in Norwich on 23rd March. I’ll be showcasing some new work as well as lots of lovely wedding themed pieces such as table decorations, wedding favours and great hen party workshops at my studio. For more details have a look at www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk
Roll on springtime!
February 25, 2013 No Comments
Just to let you know that the studio will be open on Saturday 22nd December 10-12, for picking op work from the evening classes, booking courses and last minute Christmas shopping. Bek Genery will have a selection of lovely jewellery for sale and Jayne Clough will have her new heart printed ceramics for sale.
White breakfast cups, white or blue salt pots and blue colanders are still in stock! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
To see Bek’s jewellery go here >www.bekgeneryjeweller.com>
And to buy Jayne’s work online go here:>www.etsy.com/shop/CloughCeramics>
December 17, 2012 No Comments
Oh how quickly the years go round these days. Last weekend I was exhibiting at the Selvedge Magazine Winter fair, which was so lovely and now I only have two more shows left this year!
Monday 26th November 4-8.30pm Cambridge Christmas 12 at the Unitarian Church Hall in Cambridge. A feast of lovely hand made arts and crafts, see the website for more information http://cambridgechristmas.co.uk
Saturday 1st December and 2nd December 11-6 Christmas Open studio at my studio in Cambridge. 29 Kidman’s Yard, Primrose St, Cambridge CB4 3DY. As well as my ceramics and cards, Rebekah Genery will be showcasing her lovely jewellery and my assistant Jayne Clough has some beautiful new ceramics for sale. We are all happy to make to order and the collecting day is Saturday 22nd December 10-12pm.
Creative courses start again in January, the evening classes tend to fill up very quickly so I am offering more one days workshops and half day craft sessions. Coming soon: Bangle making, earring workshop, quote rings workshop, ceramic decal making, throwing for beginners, mould making, crochet and printing on fabric!
Please get in touch by email for more information, I do try to answer all phone calls but I can’t answer the phone when I’m making pots!
November 18, 2012 No Comments