Events and Calendar
Raku Firing Event 2018
This was held at JoJo Rowley’s garden in Ockley, Surrey during her Open Studio.
The event was blessed by perfect weather and attracted 70 bookings from people who then were able to glaze a pot and have it fired in a raku kiln for them
Claire Waterhouse’s Portable Pottery also supplied her own kiln and team so that this event could take place. We had some very good results and hopefully some very happy new potters
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM was held on Friday 14th September at Terri’s. A good attendance and a new member Lene Rydon has kindly agreed to join the Committee
Pit Firing 2018
Our annual Pit Firing was held on the weekend of 8th/9th September. JoJo and Nigel worked hard to ensure that everyone had a successsful and fun day. See our Social Activities section.
Fired Works Our recent, very successful group exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum.
Fourteen members exhibited here including seven members exhibiting with the society for the first time -
Obvara Firing -
It has to be said that our first experiment with this fascinating technique using our raku kiln and a rather magical formula (which seems more culinary than pottery) had mixed results!
Some spectacular, some disappointing and some frankly hilarious. (You MUST have a look at this Video)
Christmas Lunch Party
Super Bring and Share lunch at East Clandon Village Hall. What you can do with Play Dough!
Barrel Firing Some great colours and effects from an experimental Barrel Firing. Using two full sized drums for a sort of above ground pit fire plus two half barrels for some smoke firing we achieved some remarkable effects. Lots of colour and almost no breakages.
Raku Firing for Members. More smoky fun and a lot of useful experimentation at our raku firing day at Jojo’s. Welcome to the new members who came along and hopefully enjoyed the day.
Christmas Party East Clandon Village Hall
AGM A well attended meeting with useful discussion about future events. Elaine Coles agreed to join the committee.
Pit Firing Jojo and Nigel again let us all become pyromaniacs in their garden and treated us to a delicious barbecue afterwards. Again some lovely results emerged from the pit.
Exhibition at The Forge ArtSpace SHERE
We were given a super opportunity to hold a three day exhibition at this beautiful venue.
Very successful three day ‘pop-
Pit Firing at Jojo’s in Ockley. Another super-
Raku/Obvara firing at Jojo’s in Ockley
Barrel Firing at Jan’s in Haslemere
Virtual Demo by Wendy Lawrence. Our first, very successful, foray into on-
Wendy had prepared this for us and it was a fascinating morning. Definitely the way forward.
Pit Pot Prep day at Jan’s in Haslemere
Barrel Firing at Jan’s in Haslemere. We managed to achieve some lovely colouration. We used 1 barrel for 5 members work and left plenty of wood for another firing in November.
Exhibition at The Forge ArtSpace in Shere
Demo by Paul Taylor via Zoom
18th July 2021
Raku/Obvara Firing at Jojo’s in Ockley
Pit Pot Prep at Jan’s in Haslemere
Exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum
Demo by Jim Robison via Zoom
A very successful ‘Open Studio’ held in our marquee. A huge thank you to Mary Lindon who let us take over her garden and studio for the event.
13 Members each had a 6ft space in the marquee and arranged their own display.
We held two raku demonstrations on each of the three weekends which were very well received and led to some new members joining the society.
Annual Pit Fire at Jojo’s in Ockley.
3rd 4th December
Barrel Firing Jan’s in Haslemere
3 day exhibition/fair at West Horsley Place
11th 12th September