Lynda Harrington on fri 23 apr 99
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----- Original Message -----
From: Lynda Harrington
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 13:20
Subject: Wanting to visit potters in London UK
A friend has asked me to place this question on her behalf as she is not
connected to the internet.
She and her sister are going on a trip to London UK very shortly. She is =
to know if anyone can provide names of established potters that would =
willing to have a short visit from them. She would contact them ahead of =
make certain that they were agreeable. All she is looking for is an =
to see their work and studio and a chance for a short conversation. Both =
them are longtime potters. One works mainly in the area of handbuilding the
other mainly throwing and are therefore interested in seeing a mix of work. =
information about the potters that you could provide (address, phone =23, =
work etc.) would be most welcome. It is their intention to remain within =
so they are only seeking potters within that area.I s anyone able to offer =
I have searched the internet and found several british potters but have had =
little success find anyone specifically in London. Does anyone know of a =
site that would point me in the right direction?
Any assistance would be very much appreciated.
Israel Amirav on sat 24 apr 99
>I'm sending this message again as I had no response and am not certain that the
>message reached the list. Thanks in advance for your help.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Lynda Harrington
>Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 13:20
>Subject: Wanting to visit potters in London UK
>A friend has asked me to place this question on her behalf as she is not
>connected to the internet.
>She and her sister are going on a trip to London UK very shortly. She is
>to know if anyone can provide names of established potters that would
>willing to have a short visit from them.
A good place to find out about potters you can visit ,will be :the Crafts
Council in London.
They can provide a long list of potters with their addresses and phone
44a Pentoville Rd.
Islington,London N1 9BY
tel: +44 0171 278 7700
fax: +44 0171 837 6891
Tuesday to Sunday 11-6 , Sunday 2-6 , closed monday
If you want to make a special effort and travel 2 hours from London ,John
Leach's studio in Somerset ,is a great place to visit.John will give you a
tour of the studio and tell you stories about his family ,his life as a
potter,and other issues as well....
You will be able to see all stages of production + buy pottery at the
shop,next to the house.It is well worth the effort.
Somerset TA10 0DW
Naama in Israel
Martin Howard on sun 25 apr 99
John Leach's Pottery in Muchelney, Somerset is wonderful and he is a
great guy. I helped him and visited his pottery and kiln when I was a
Planning Officer in Yeovil.
But, if you visit London (why anyone would want to visit such a noisy,
smelly, unhealthy place is beyond my understanding) and want to see
potteries, then you could easily head eastwards from Liverpool Street
Station, to Braintree and beyond into East Anglia.
I will try to list them all for ClayArt. Just give me a little time.
The best possible potters supplies shop is near me at Silver End. That
would make a good start or end to an East Anglian Potters Tour. Use up
your surplus cash here ;-)
We can provide some accommodation and some pottery space. But there is
not much to see here because I spend too much time on the computer.
Webbs Cottage Pottery and Press
Woolpits Road, Great Saling
Essex CM7 5DZ
01371 850 423
Caroline and Hedley Saunders on mon 26 apr 99
Sorry to be slow at responding but I'm way behind on Clayart!!!
The best thing you can do is to get hold of a copy of Potters which is the
illustrated directory of fellows and members of the Craft Potters
Association. They include 43 London Potters, too many for me to list I'm
afraid. You will find pictures of each Potter and example/s of their work,
mostly in colour. The section at the end entitled Visiting a Potter lists
names, addresses, telephone numbers and details of opening hours. This book
is available from Contemporary Ceramics which is the CPA Shop and
Gallery.....well worth a visit in itself, 7 Marshall Street, London,
(telephone 0171 437 7605) If you find Liberty's in Regent Street (big
department store) you are very close!
I would recommend a visit to Kate Malone's Balls Pond Studio if you get a
chance. She is an amazing Potter herself and has built a studio which is
shared by a number of other Potters including Nicholas Arroyave-Portela, on
a sort of time-share basis. I visited there recently and Nicholas kindly
showed us around and talked to us but he is in the process of moving to his
own studio so I'm not sure if he is still there. You can find Kate at 157
Balls Pond Road, London N1 4BG telephone 0171 254 4037 fax 0171 275 0401
Another recommendation, (and I will be very jealous as I've not been) is
Colin Pearson home: 3 Mountford Terrace, Barnsbury Square London N1 1JJ
telephone/fax 0171 607 1965 studio/gallery 15 - 17 Cloudesley Road, London
If you need more details then email me off list as I could scan photo's of
work. But armed with a copy of Potters and an A-Z map of London your
friends will have lots to see, all available via buses or underground trains
(which I've always found to be safe).
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