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clay happenings in england

updated fri 24 oct 97


Richard mahaffey on thu 9 oct 97

Hello Clayarters,

One of my students will be heading to England next week and asked me to
request any information on any Clay things that she might see. She will
be in London near Hampton Court and spend some time in Wales near
Shrewesbury ( forgive my miss-spelling).

If anynoe knows a pottery that she might visit when travelling from London
to Shrewesbury she would appreciate it. She would also like to see any
galleries that have displays of pots.

You may wish to emial directly to me at :

Thank you in advance.

Rick Mahaffey,
Art Dept.
Tacoma Community College,
6501 So 19th St.
Tacoma, WA, 98465, USA

Eve Oettinger. on fri 10 oct 97

She shouldn't miss the Victoria and Albert Museum for ceramics and all sorts
of wonderful treasures!

Jim Sandford on fri 10 oct 97

The nicest pottery I've seen just about anywhere is John Leach's
Muchelney pottery
just outside of Langport. Beautiful pots and beautiful setting. Its
not far out of the
way between London and Wales (a little south of the direct route).
Also, Phil
Rogers' pottery in Rhayader in central Wales, and Michael & Sheila
Casson at
the Wobage Farm pottery in Upton Bishop near Ross-on-Wye, just East of
Wales (a number of potters sell there).

Best book to find these is "Potters" (10th edition), printed by Ceramic

In London stop by Contemporary Ceramics, just off Carnaby Street (Oxford

Circus tube stop) to see pots and buy books. Also, the Victoria and
Albert Museum
has more pots than you can imagine. Crafts council in Pentonville Road
(Angel tube stop) has interesting exhibits (sometimes a bit off-the-wall
to my
tastes) and books.