As some of you may know my wife bought me a wedding present which consisted of a three day tea bowl masterclass with Lisa Hammond at Maze Hill Pottery in Greenwich. Well the course was last Friday through to Sunday and I had an amazing time.
Day one consisted of hand building Chawan, back to basic with pinch pots and slabs. Then the even more interesting task of carving a Chawan from a block of clay.
Day three was essentially learning how to hand carve with some rustic wooden tools that we made over the course. There was plenty for me to practise on from the previous day so I did not mind loosing the odd one here and there
The course was excellent (I learnt so much), food beautiful and Lisa’s instruction and passion for ceramics extremely infectious. I would recommend Lisa’s courses very highly indeed and a must for any serious potter out there.
More information on next years prestigious Bonsai event
The response for trees for the exhibition has been huge, I have contacted many artists, patrons and collectors to show their trees at Bonsai Europa 2015, we are over 75 trees and still 12 months before the show. I have commitments from Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Hungary, Poland, Czech, Slovenia and Denmark. Many artists from across the UK have registered to have trees exhibited with many NEVER been seen before, the QUALITY of the trees will be VERY high. If you want to exhibit and have not been contacted by me personally yet please complete the form here and your trees will be considered for the show.
This was the wonderful wedding present bought for me by my wife. I am so looking forward to this 3 day course
I think there is still a place available on the course according to Lisa’s Facebook page. If your interested it would be work calling to find out if the place is still available. I will post photos from the course if able to
After having a wonderful time away in Cornwall with my new wife Marie we had a wonderful time away and enjoyed every minute. It’s time to settle back into the old routine of doing the job I have to do, cos it pays the bills, and doing the job I love to do, cos I love doing it.
I got round to glazing some more pots yesterday to fill the kiln some more with the hope of getting a firing done this week.
I also have some sample glazes to fire and see if they come out the way I want them to. Some new colours and effects or in the pipeline that, if they are successful, can be added to the current range of glazes I offer.