Timetable - Free demonstrations & talks

FREE Demonstrations

Friday 19th July

10.45 am Dylan Bowen

Dylan will make a series of improvised jugs based on traditional shapes.

12 noon   Jaroslav Hrustalenko

Handbuilding with thrown sections.

1.15 pm Jo Keogh

Methods that are traditionally used to create ceramic multiples are combined to create abstract interpretations of simple geometric forms.

2.30 pm David Wright

Simply Take a Lump of Clay. Hand-building with the minimum of tools.

3.30 pm Marie Prett

Using earthstone handbuilding, pinching, coiling  and modelling, Marie will demonstrate handbuilding one of her new wall pieces, a galloping horse and rider.
  

 

Saturday 20th July

10.45 am   Sharon Griffin

Sharon Griffin will demonstrate how she uses slabs of clay to make a full scale head without an armature. 

12 noon Richard Baxter

Throwing small porcelain pieces off the hump. 

1.15 pm Paul Jackson

Throwing and manipulating. 

2.30 pm Paul Smith

Demonstrating hand building figurative ceramic sculptures using a system of metal rods and packaging materials as an internal support. 

3.30 pm Roger Cockram

"It's a pot Jim - but not as we know it”. Demonstrating slab-building bottles or jugs - in stoneware or porcelain.
 

 

Sunday 21st July

10.45 am Adrian Bates

Working with slabs: joining, shaping, blending & refining to form vessels or sculptural forms. 

12 noon Jason Braham

Using the “one I prepared earlier” approach, Jason will demonstrate the process through, throwing, turning, assemblage and simple decoration. 

1.15 pm Tamar Rose

Paper clay/porcelain slab building.
 

2.30 pm   Terry Davies

"Breaking The Surface ". A demonstration of techniques, to break or crack the surface of a thrown form, with interesting and creative effects.

3.30 pm   Emily Myers

Emily will demonstrate how she throws tall forms, then carves and facets them at the leather-hard stage. 

 

Raku Demonstration - Dan Chapple and Sarah Roseingrave

Raku firing is an ancient Japanese technique where ceramics are removed from the kiln at high temperatures and placed in containers of combustible materials, such as saw-dust, producing a distinctive crackled glaze surface. 

Obvara Firings - DiLuca Ceramics

Denis is continually refining and developing his skills in Raku firing. The fusion of Italian design influences and traditional ceramics techniques adapted for contemporary tastes, results in highly individual items for your visual enjoyment.

Friday 19th July

11.30 am  Dan Chapple
1.15 pm    Sarah Roseingrave
3.30 pm  DiLuca Ceramics

 

Saturday 20th July
11.30 am DiLuca Ceramics
1.15 pm   Sarah Roseingrave 
3.30 pm  Dan Chapple

 

Sunday 21st July
11.30 am  Dan Chapple
1.15 pm  DiLuca Ceramics
2.30 pm    Sarah Roseingrave

 

FREE Talks & Insider Tours

Friday 19th July

10.45 am Jane Cox

Jane Cox, CPA Fellow and Past Master of the Art Workers Guild will talk about her work and early influences (Caiger Smith, Peggy Angus, Eric Ravilious) and her move from London to the Isle of Wight. She will also discuss her recent role as Master of the Art Workers Guild and her role as Chair of their Outreach Committee.
 

     
12.00 pm Jane White and Alan Caiger-Smith

The remarkable career of Alan Caiger-Smith.  He trained sixty potters over 51 years at Aldermaston Pottery, and became regarded as one of the most important living artists specialising in lustre pottery.  It will be followed by a Q&A session, and book signings by ACS and the author, Jane White, in her new book on the subject, published by the Ashmolean Museum.
 

     
Insider Tour 12.45 pm Guide: Richard Baxter – Title: Limitless Colour Colour in pottery can be used to enhance the form, tell a story and create a feeling. There is a rainbow of possibilities achievable, depending on the clay, kiln type, firing temperature and atmosphere but mostly the imagination and personality of the potter.
     
1.15 pm Emma Rodgers - Special guest speaker

Sketch to sculpture
 
With nature as a constant inspiration, Emma will demonstrate how she translates natural forms into sculpture, using soft slab technique. Pushing the boundaries of the clay to create bone and muscle structure within a figure, whilst explaining  the inspiration and  development of her work over the years in various mediums from sketching through to designing and creating the biggest liverbird in the world.
 

     
Insider Tour 2 pm Guide: John Higgins – Title: Slip, clay, form and the free sprit There is no formula to making ceramics but there are many decisions for the maker as they create their particular approach to this versatile medium. This tour will visit makers that show how a deftness of touch and the qualities of a free spirit meet to celebrate a joy of making.
     
  2.30 pm Peter Hayes

Inspiration and influences from my travels - How recent visits to India and Oman have influenced some of my new works. 

 

Saturday 20th July

10.45 am Jin Eui Kim

The development of tonal clays and techniques towards new artworks.

     
12 noon Matt Sheratt

Explaining the journey he has been on to arrive at the work he currently makes. 

     
Insider Tour 12.45 pm Guide: Peter Hayes – Title: Just Clay It all starts with what type of clay a maker chooses. This decision both stimulates and limits their artistic expression. It is the maker’s strongest connection to the touch and feel of the potter’s basic material… earth. Come and discover the range of possibilities that the ceramic maker has and how that affects the type of work they can create. It sets the stage for form, firing and glaze decisions.
     
  1.15 pm Carolyn Genders

An illustrated talk about finding inspiration for her work and the importance of drawing in her practice. 

     
 Insider Tour 2 pm Guide: John Higgins – Title: Slip, clay, form and the free sprit There is no formula to making ceramics but there are many decisions for the maker as they create their particular approach to this versatile medium. This tour will visit makers that show how a deftness of touch and the qualities of a free spirit meet to celebrate a joy of making.
     
  2.30 pm Terry Davies

Sustainable Ceramics. 

 

Sunday 21st July
10.45 am Jill Ford

Thoughts on the creative process and reflections on how mountain treks can kickstart a new body of work.

     
  12 noon Panel on Collecting 

Jason Wood, Sherry Moran, Ruth Corman, Lawrence Cooper

     
 Insider Tour 12.45 pm Guide: Richard Baxter – Title: Limitless Colour Colour in pottery can be used to enhance the form, tell a story and create a feeling. There is a rainbow of possibilities achievable, depending on the clay, kiln type, firing temperature and atmosphere but mostly the imagination and personality of the potter.
     
  1.15 pm Penny Simpson

Exploring Japanese Tableware – doing a residency in Mashiko, Japan. 

     
Insider Tour  3 pm Guide: Peter Hayes – Title: Just Clay It all starts with what type of clay a maker chooses. This decision both stimulates and limits their artistic expression. It is the maker’s strongest connection to the touch and feel of the potter’s basic material… earth. Come and discover the range of possibilities that the ceramic maker has and how that affects the type of work they can create. It sets the stage for form, firing and glaze decisions.

 

Demonstrations on Stand

In addition to the listings above, the following exhibitors will be demonstrating on their stand at various times of the day throughout the event

  • Alchemy Tiles
  • Alex McCarthy Ceramics
  • Alvin F Irving Ceramics
  • Clare Wakefield Ceramics
  • Daniel Boyle
  • David Wright Pottery
  • Emily Myers
  • Eric Moss Ceramics
  • Gin Durham Ceramics
  • Gwen Bainbridge Ceramics
  • Ian Harris Ceramics
  • James Hake Ceramics
  • Jev ceramics
  • Joy Trpkovic Ceramics
  • LDB ceramics
  • Lloyd-Coombes Ceramics
  • Margaret Gardiner Ceramics
  • Mitch Pilkington Ceramics
  • Nicola Gladwin
  • Phil Jolley
  • Russell Coates
  • Sharon Griffin
  • Simon Griffiths Sculpture Ltd
  • Tessa Wolfe Murray Ceramics
  • Victoria Claire Dawes

Makers shown on this website will not necessarily be exhibiting at all Craft In Focus events.
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