Blog comments and events update

Hi, Following a discussion with one of our members I checked the Blog settings again. To prevent your in-box being swamped I have set up comments so they have to be moderated by me. This will prevent any inappropriate comments being posted – so please sign up to the blog posts to keep yourself informed of our activities. I have also updated information about Pea’s workshops on 20th and 30th May.

Figure making classes

Pea Restall is running a couple of classes in figure making as part of a Llandudno/ Ross-on-Sea Festival, Details have been added to the calendar and Current events page.

Calendar, Craft Fairs etc

Hi, I have updated the Calendar and added a note on Craft Fairs under Events. These blog post are availble by Email (just sign up on this site) and get automatically sent to Facebook. This seems a good way of keeping members informed but will only work if I am supplied with information. So if you wish to publicise an event please send me the details. I would also like to publish tips, reviews, items for sale etc etc – send them all in.

Email alerts

As a simple way of distributing information I will use this blog page more. The blog automatically appears on Facebook. You can also get these blog posts sent to you by Email by simply adding your address on the page that comes up if you use the Email Alert tab. If you get fed up of me posting too much stuff simply unsubscribe. Regards Richard.


The ICF AGM is on 9th April at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Follow the link below for more details. events/170481390414116/ permalink/170481397080782/? notif_t=page_post_reaction& notif_id=1520066495468566

Sarah Morton
Festival Co-ordinator
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion SY23 3DE
Tel: 07775781897
Website: www. internationalceramicsfestival. org

Anglo-Australia Potters Expedition to France

Dear Eleni & the North Wales Potters Association,

I would really appreciate if it were possible for you to please promote the tour I am arranging to your events page or to your members by email or newsletter? I will lead a small group of Australian and UK potters in France in July? We will be starting in Paris then travelling to Britany to do a 6 day ceramic workshop with Richard Dewer in his studio, followed by 9 days visiting ceramic workshops, museums, art galleries and historical sites in Brittany.

If so please see the attached flyer and contact myself or Jean Tan at Opulent Journeys Jean@opulentjourneys. if you would like a copy of the full program and workshop details or any other information.  There is also a program for non potting partners while we are doing the workshop.

Hope to see you in Paris and thank you for your time and assistance!

Marian Howell

Ceramic Tour Leader

Ceramic Design Studio

Sydney Australia

Shows, Fairs and Fayres

The committee has started to look at events where we can help members sell work by having a stand. This would be on the basis that people selling work also help man the stall and where required contribute to demonstrations and practical sessions. We need to formalise arrangements for payments of either stand costs or commission on sales. The first event we have decided to take a stall is the Easter Fayre at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre which is on 31st March and 1st April. Eleni Marjot ( is coordinating our contribution to this event and should be contacted if you wish to be involved. Sales at this event will carry a 20% commission charge payable to NWP.

If you know of any events which may be suitable for NWP to have a presence please let a member of the committee know. Gradually it may be possible to establish a program of regular venues where NWP members will be able to sell work and meet each other. This may be very valuable to less well established potters who would find it difficult to assemble enough work to fill a full stall.

Ongoing development

Happy New Year. The NWP web site is slowly taking shape and the format is settling down. I have added more information to several sections as well as some new members on the members work section. As you will see I am still having difficulty with the sizing and formating of some images. You may also notice that some image libraries load rather slowly as they contain some images which are too big, (in Mb terms). Please send me anything you want included on the site. Regards Richard.

Studio Theme prevents contact page on Blog page

OK at least I now know why it wont work. The Studio theme seems to be set up so JetPack can add an Email contact for the blog on this Blog Page. In the process I discovered that I can add an Email form on other pages so I am adding a news page where you will find an Email contact form.

Testing signin

I have added a tab to enter Email addresses. I have subscribed to this so hopefully this message will appear in may Email.