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What a year!! So far ……

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Just having a quick reminisce before I go of on holiday…..

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Our lovely Pottery has been in business for TWO whole years! Unbelievable!

What a year it has been. Last years Open Studios brought so much interest,

only to be followed by the Great British Throw Down. We have been flying!

At this point I must mentioned that none of this would have been possible with out our lovely team.

Rhian Malin, Sampada Gurung, Katherine Barker & Holly Summers.

We could not have made it without your help!

 

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I just scrolled through my photo gallery to see what delighted me.

Last week Anna & I did a cheeky little Raku firing ready for her new

Niece to be photographed in her own belly cast.

 

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Geek Workshops, I really love talking about the sciencey bit : )

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The aforementioned team building – a great afternoon!

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Chloe the Dog – she has been through some poorly days but still with us : )

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Jodie, one of our very first students brought little Fearn in to meet us ….

snapped up her foot-prints while she was here : )

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Holly NAILED throwing & decorating!! Lovely bowls Holly! So proud!

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Sir Lancelot, our fabulous new Northern Kilns addition : )

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Lovely Yo Thom’s work was a joy to have in the gallery!


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We did A LOT of this!!!!!!!

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I realized a dream and we ran a Ghost themed Valentines evening : )

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There was lots of bonding and friends made : )

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I made some work!

I could go on but it is time to wrap up for now….. back in September for Part 2

Hugs xx Leyla

Spot the Booby ….

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Rainbow Kiln! Rainbow Kiln!

Summer Term has begun and the week classes are FULL!!!

We are delighted!!

Hannah's beautiful picture Hannah’s beautiful picture

Many returning customers from last term is a good sign ; )

Steph's slick mug design Steph’s slick mug design

Bringing their wonderful creative ideas : )

Elle and her press-mould plate Elle and her press-mould plate

Some new students are even doing homework!

Her own design! Her own design!

Go to the top of the class Elle!

Amy's bespoke plate Amy’s bespoke plate

Elle & Amy loved decorating their press mould plates.

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As usual Rhian is working her little socks off!!

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Two months work ready for two shows, one in Penshurst Place,

Kent and the other in Hatfield House, Hartfordshire.

A Blue Footed Booby I believe? A Blue Footed Booby I believe?

It s all happening here!!!

Leyla xx

Hotting up in the snow

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Ahhh…. look how pretty the studio looked on Tuesday morning!

So nice to drive past all this beautiful frozen countryside

and then come in to the cozy studio.

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The week classes have filled up! It has been really lovely

to have a good bunch of people together…. a really nice

mixture of back grounds all united in a love of the sticky stuff : )

Pottery Class

Fiona runs a river cruise boat company in beautiful

Stratford and she s a wonderful photographer.

http://www.bancroftcruisers.co.uk/

She s taking photo s for the new look website by

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Everyone is happily working on their own independent projects.

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Evgenia is an amazing illustrator. Visit her website blog

and get your free calendar… it s so cute!

http://www.evgeniagolubeva.com/Home.html

Stratford upon Avon

She s a real pro-active net-worker and organized

a super Creative Breakfast this week.  It was a real

treat to get out of the studio and meet more local artists….

looking forward to next months : )

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I am Artist in Residence, Rhian Malin……

157101-10039555-_DSC0312photoshopped2_jpgAnd I am….”
making thrown and altered porcelain vessels with hand painted decoration
seeing improvement in my making everyday
visiting Whichford pottery this week as it’s where the Empty Bowl Charity event is being held next month.
listening to Serial – a podcast following the murder trial of a convicted murdered
reading The Teapot Book by Steve Woodhead & How to build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
inspired by design processes which create the same object over and over again but each one with small indivualities
experimenting with different shapes for decorative vessels and nesting bowls.
learning how to make a teapot
working with very very lovely people at The Ceramic Studio. Thank you Leyla and bruno for having me. I love it here!
 
Rhian drawing her projected images Rhian helping with our Christmas Workshop Rhian glazing Production line!

Winter Wonderland Workshops

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Ceramic Christmas decorations

After being open for three months we are proud to say we are very busy!!

Making Christmas decorations

It is a great time of year!

We had 16 people making Christmas decorations last night!!

Rosemary's Sculpture

Rosemary has been working hard this term on her dog Meg.

It s looking great,

so convincing in fact that Chloe got out of bed to bark at it!!

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Ladies potting afternoon

A few lovely local ladies came down to make pots for a worthy charity

event on 21st Feb 2015.

They are planning a bowl raffle and soup lunch at Whichford Pottery.

Of course we donating and we will be helping people make their own donations.

Ladies Potting Afternoon

The Charities are Shipston Home Nursing and SMA

– Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

We will be posting more about this in the new year.

Artist Gabrielle just received  pots in the post.

Look how happy people are to get their own hand made bowls!

Ettington Park

We still don forget to take a bit of time out and

stay tuned in to our beautiful surroundings ; )

Winter walk

 

One Month In!

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Hard to believe we have only been open a month!

Catherine's birthday throwing session

It has flown by! We have had some wonderful people through….

Like Catherine who came for a Birthday session!

the ceramics studio voucher

She received one of our pretty vouchers from her friend Jodie

Jodie's first thrown pot!

Whom I suspect enjoyed it as much as she did ; )

Rosemary sculpting her dog Tess

Our very first student, Rosemary has embarked on her second project!

Tim Collard working with paperclay

 

Our current artist in residence has discovered Paper-clay

http://www.scarva.com/en/Scarva-FLAX-Paper-Clay-ES600-Porcelain/m-72.aspx

Sophie & Carla glazing their pots

The lovely EFX designers http://www.awardefx.co.uk/ 

popped back in to glaze their wares : )

Up and running!

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Official Open Day, 28th August, 2014.

Alderminster Electric Family Throwing : )

What a great time we had! Everyone came a had a go, including our neighbours http://alderminstergroup.co.uk/

The EFX ladies

Designers from http://www.awardefx.co.uk/ … perfectionists ; )

Dani Throwing

Bruno’s daughter got stuck in, she is familiar with all this from the good old days of the gallery and pottery festivals.

Dani's The Teacher

True to form she was teaching before we knew it!!

First student pots!

The results were fabulous! And the pots are on their way for firing…..

Lovely pallet for the pots : )

Hopefully the artists will be back to glaze them!

Bruno's Demo

Of course we had to show off for the http://www.fourshires.co.uk/

Leyla's Demo

Chloe has seen it all before……

Cheeky Charles

Well, here is something we have not seen before! Charles, that is nothing to be proud off !! LOL!!

 

Pastures New! – what happened in the lost months…

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busystudioRemember this like it was yesterday? Me too! It was hard to leave and we ve all missed it sorely!

But good always comes out of bad and I thought you d like to know what s been happening.

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I have opted for a quieter life!  I am sure many of you will remember my retreat fantasy?

… and my search for slow?

It s starting to manifest : ) http://theceramicsstudio.co.uk/retreats/

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Here is my new studio view!

But don’t worry for those who get dizzy in fresh air, Anna and sister have set up in sunny Bermondsey!

http://www.ceramicsstudio.coop/

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Chloe is very happy, she is beginning to get over her anxiety and we have found a really nice dog sitter!

bruno and leyla

 

I married my prince in July!  Bruno and I had a really beautiful and small wedding at Gretna Green.

Fast, I know but you haven’t tasted his cooking ; )

Wigwam Cearmics

 

We are still making WIGWAM Ceramics together : )  http://wigwamceramics.com/

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We even got incorporated!

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And the studio is coming together in between all this! It s an old granary and its so lovely, it has great energy.

 

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And windows!!!!!!!!!! BLISS!

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We are on a very small business estate at the back of

http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/ettington-park-hotel/

 this means we can just nip through the woods and walk around the grounds whenever we need a break : )

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Ceramics Studio warwickshireBruno has been buying up e bay and refurbishing wheels as a hobby. We now have 8!!

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But don’t worry we are not going to change our small class teaching philosophy.

It s still all about quality and experience : )

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Some Things Made in Our Studio in 2013…

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I can’t believe the year is almost over!

Here is a selection of some of the wonderful things made in our classes and workshops in 2013…

spotty bowl

teapot

cat mug

cat vase

emily close up

eye plate

illustrated vase

melissa teapot

What a talented group of people we’ve had in the studio this year. And there’s been so many other beautiful creations we didn’t have a chance to photograph.

See you all again next year!

Flexible, friendly and fun ; )

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Wow! 6 months in V22 Bermondsey! Cant believe it!  It really is going so well : )
Delighted to be starting back this week.  We’ll be running classes every Tuesday & Wednesday evening for 10 weeks and also doing Throwing tuition on Saturdays – the feed back that we have been getting is confirming what we thought. People are much happier to be part of a flexible course… people like to do their own thing in their own time…. that s what we’re about  : )