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‘New community pottery in the heart of the Dartington Estate’
Formerly, Pottingshed workshop, Studio 45 will be a Creative Pottery Hub and is set to open its doors officially in September 2017.
Studio 45 is an interactive learning facility with a full programme of courses and workshops and offering places for 15 budding potters wanting to further their practice. The facility will have 8 wheels and three kilns and will have a research arm, investigating the clays and materials found on or near to the Dartington Estate. For information or bookings please contact email@example.com
I am an Artist working in the field of Art and Ecology. I originally trained as a production potter and glassmaker and have spent twenty five years working professionally as a Maker, Teacher and Trainer – facilitating the transformative process of making pots, and the parallel process of supporting people to empower and transform themselves. I am discovering working with porcelain at the moment and am currently designing a new range.
I also work as a creative facilitator and teacher at Schumacher College.
Mel Chambers – Alchemy Tiles
Mel Chambers is a self-taught Artist living in Cornwall and a former apprentice to Richenda Macgregor, as well as a dedicated teacher and supporter at the Potting Shed Workshop. She now runs a succesful business called Alchemy tiles, making beautiful, bespoke hand crafted tiles. Inspired by the water and all things oceanic Mel is also a sculptress in her own right and works mainly in Raku. Mel also works to commission, you can view her portfolio at www.melchambers.com
I first became interested in making with clay when studying Ecological Design at Schumacher College here in Devon. During my studies I attended the Out of this Earth workshop where I experienced a way of making pottery that was ancient. This timeless way of making sparked my interest in the process of working with local materials and traditions that are not only ecological, they are designed to bring us into relationship with the world around us. This way of seeing and making the world has become the subject of my research and continues to influence my work. These humble handmade clay pinch pots are an expression of what it means to me to be of a place; the earth, the woods, the river and the clay beneath my feet.
Verran Townsend – Teacher, Pottingshed workshop
I love to Make.
Working the ancient clays with my hands.
The mystery of glazing, the huge temperatures.
The excitement of seeing what’s worked, and what hasn’t. The pinging of the glaze as it cools. Creating and learning, making beautiful, useful things for people to enjoy. Seeing the joy in others as they discover the magic of pottery.
Contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0752 835 1431