Raku – Monday 27th August (Bank Holiday Monday). Blue Lion Pub Cwm
Yes it’s than time of year again and the now annual event of the NWP Raku firing is back by popular demand. All old hands at this event will know how much fun it is. The pub is yet again under new management but have assured us they will have lots of food. Several members are making pots in Raku clay which can be purchased for glazing and firing by anyone. Glazes will be provided. Regrettable Lou will not be holding workshops this year as she is having a hip -replacemnt operation on 9th August and I am sure we all wish her well. For those who have not been before the Blue Lion is in Cwm, follow link for web site or consult Trip Advisor.
Mostyn Gallery NWP exhibition, If you want to be considered for inclusion get your application in by 5th August – application forms and application details have been sent to all members.
Angelsey show, 14th and 15th August – contact Eleni if you want to be included -first come -first served.
Ruthin Craft Centre.
Gallery 1: Andrew Logan – Cornucopia
Gallert 2: Justine Allison: The Language of Clay – Shifting Lines
Gallery 3: Angus Suttie 1946–1993
In conversation: Justine Allison and Alex McErlain, Saturday 14 April, 11.00am
FREE please call to book a place
Talk and Demonstration with Justine Allison, Sunday 8 July, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£5 please call to book a place, View our website for more details http://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/
As many of you will be aware the Pottery Experience at Bwetys-y-Coed was not very profitable with a low foot fall. In view of this we are experimenting with attending a number of Craft Fairs. At present this is a bit experimental and we need to gain experience of different venues, how many members can be accommodated at each event, what charges are made and whether any pots get sold. The emergent pattern is that a member proposes an event that we should attend. They then find out the cost of booking, what space is available, whether demonstrations will be possible etc. The committee then decides if it wishes to adopt the event as a formal NWP and if it will pay the booking fee. If the organisers specifically invite NWP or if it is formally adopted then a commission on sales will be charged (at present 20%). A member is then designated to coordinate our attendance at the event and a call is put out to all members to express interest in being included. The organising member then has to decide on how many members can be accommodated – which will depend on the space/numbers of tables available. NWP now has a card reader and this greatly encourages people to buy work as cash and cheques are often an issue (few people carry much cash or cheque books). I (Richard) am very keen to see this develop as I think it will help members who produce less work and are still developing their skills to experience selling to the public. This is a great way of getting feedback about your work. It will also facilitate members meeting each other and sharing knowledge. If you know of a craft fair that you think may be suitable please let a member of the committee know.