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surfing with helen bates - april 8, 2005 - germany, australia, uk,

updated sat 9 apr 05


Helen Bates on fri 8 apr 05

Cuba, Poland

Surfing with Helen Bates - April 8, 2005 - Germany, Australia, UK,
Cuba, Poland

Hi folks, here's the last send for tonight...

Ulla Braunweiler (Germany)
Raku, Paper-kiln-firing and Smoke-firing saggar-firing, and stoneware.

(Interesting paper-firing method - slip-coated paper covers pyramid of
wood over bisqued pots saturated with minerals)

All Hand Made Gallery (Sydney, Australia)
(Most of the work here is by potters.)

Russell Gibbs (Goonhilly Pottery) (Helston, Cornwall, England, UK)
(Domestic earthenware & studio pottery; creamware pots)

Sergio Raffo (Havana, Cuba)
Raffo is Professor of the Experimental Studio in Ceramics at the
Superior Art Institute of Havana, and currently Artist in Residence at
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. (Thanks to Jose Manuel
Abad Hernandes for this url.)

Stoneware Ceramics Town (Boleslawiec, Poland)
There are lots of commercial sites promoting "Polish Pottery." I don't
usually mention them, but in this case, although t's not clear whether
the pottery shown here is hand-thrown or "hand-moulded" (I think the
latter), the hand-painting is very nicely done. From the photos of the
Boleslawiec Ceramic Festival, there may be some potters who use the
wheel... maybe the ones who develop new shapes for the factories...

Isaac Button (and the Soil Hill Pottery) (UK):
For those interested in Isaac Button and the Soil Hill Pottery, you can
read about him here: "The Origins and Survival of Littlethorpe
Potteries in the Context of British Country Pottery-Making
(Interpreting Ceramics : issue 4) by Richard Carlton.
(Mentions Isaac Button's Soil Hill Pottery, which closed in 1965.)
The book "Country Pottery", by Andrew McGarva has a dozen pages about
Isaac Button:


Helen Bates
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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