Working at home – Freezing Clay

January brought with it freezing temperatures and another Covid lockdown which culminated in my leather hard water cups and jugs being sorely put through the test of drying in such conditions. Of course this ended in pots becoming frozen and thawing out, collapse and becoming a heap of mush. I had to do something quick…

NPA Bursary Award for 2020-21

Northern Potters offer 8 bursaries a year towards new clay projects. Liz Kent and I have been successful towards aiding a new creative collaboration we have been developing during lockdown. The Vessel Project Liz Kent and Sarah Vanic Sarah and I met in the Autumn of 1989,in a bright white studio at St Albans School…

House and Gardens – February 2021 issue

Great news House and Gardens magazine have included Chupinka Pottery in their article INSIDER for the February issue, 2021. Ruth Sleightmore sourced unique pottery and worked with photographer Kirsty Noble to produce beautiful images of contemporary ceramics.

Seasonal Raku Club

December 2020 Today was Raku Club day, a grey, wet, mildewy day and only 12 hours before the skies were blue, bright and clear. That’s often how things occur in the pottery world, and it didn’t stop us lighting up the ole gas. This was our first get together as a group. We were all…

New Clay Enterprises

Andrew Walker is running handbuilding classes from his pottery studio creating opportunities for new students to start where he began.. The eternal small vessel in all its simplicity and glory. Check it out