Friday, 28 August 2015

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


an attempt at building a musical instrument, a cornett, or Zink, a kind of flute. unfortunately it cracked, but is still very beautiful.

! animals in our pottery

 great owl created by our steve

 our actual animal. policy on animals: the cat is not allowed on the table

 lovely elephants created by one of our potters

Thursday, 13 August 2015


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Raku course with Austin Gannon

We offer a Raku course with Austin Gannon:

Wednesday 26th August: Adults 11am - 1pm; Children 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 27th August: Adults 11am - 1pm; Children 2pm - 4pm; Firing at 5pm with Barbeque
Sunday 30th August: Rakufiring 3pm

£ 20 per session

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

new course

 Join our adult pottery classes, where everyone is welcome to learn about and play with clay:

(this is a different course than the regular sessions, even though some workshops already have taken place you can still go, don't be discouraged.)

Workshops will be held from 10am-12pm on the following dates:

Wednesdays 5th / 12th / 26th August
Thursdays 6th / 13th / 27th August
Thursdays 13th / 27th August 
Friday 14th August
Sunday 30th August
Price: £30 employed  £20 unemployed                             
The price includes one making workshop and one firing workshop.
All materials are included.
All levels welcome.
For more information call Becky on: 07590 402633
The studio is well equipped with six wheels (including one foot driven), electric kilns and numerous moulds to suit a variety of tastes.

regular sessions at the pottery

At the moment there are the following potters in our pottery to assist with the following projects at the following times. Those are not courses, just regular sessions for you to explore clay in the possibilities indicated below:

Monday 7pm to 9pm          John van Lierop Throwing and decorating pottery. 
Tuesday 7pm to 9pm          Fiona Scanlan Throwing and hand building and glazing 
Wednesday 5pm to 9pm     Becky Belcher Hand building, decorating, glazing and firing  
Sunday 12pm – 4pm           Becky Belcher when not working. 

Costs are the same as for all our sessions: Yearly Subscription £36-£60 (depending on income, we have three categories: unwaged, under £14,000 pa, over £14,000 pa) + £2.50,  £3.50,  £5 per session (as with the yearly subscription, depending on income) + cost price for clay used.

Get in touch via the contact page.
Note: it's very likely that there are potters around at other times as well, but please get in touch beforehand just to make sure someone is there.

Introducing our Potters: John

John is doing pottery since a very long time:

A bit of biographical information about me, I started pottery at school in 1966, got the “O” level then “A” level, I have never been very long away from the potters wheel since then, I enjoy teaching, I keep very little of what I make after all these years. It is a hobby for me I will happily give items for raffles and quiz prizes.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Prague Trip Pictures

In June a few of our potters went to Prague to meet other potters and to discuss various aspects of their craft. Here are a couple of pictures:

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Introducing our Potters: Fiona Scanlan

in the coming days we will introduce ourselves, our work and what we contribute to our pottery:

Fiona Scanlan 

I first started making pots at adult education classes over twenty years ago. I immediately loved it. I was reminded of happy childhood hours of making mud pies and modelling with plasticine. Unfortunately the class closed before I was able to develop any skills! Later I discovered Quinborne Pottery group which has since moved to Sundragon Pottery. I also took lessons at the MAC and now have a studio pass there as well.

I work with porcelain and stoneware. With porcelain I am currently concentrating on slip casting with coloured slips. I aim for pieces that are delicate and colourful. In contrast my stoneware work is intended to be tactile and functional. I enjoy handbuilding and wheel work.

I am influenced by nature, plants and landscapes and by abstract patterns. I really love to experiment, and I enjoy the process even if the end result doesn’t always work!

I enjoy helping other people to develop their skills too. I have taught individuals and small groups and I have a PETLLS teaching qualification. I will be running sessions at Sundragon every Tuesday from 7-9pm at which I can actively teach you new skills or just show you where everything is and let you get on with it or something in between – whatever you prefer!

Children in our pottery

We had a meeting and discussed rules about children in the pottery. The result is this:

All children under 16 are to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  

If there are specific courses where children can be unaccompanied it will be announced in a course description. Unless stated otherwise children under 16 must be accompanied.