Upcoming workshops at Bridge Pottery

Hello Everyone,
Have you always wanted to have a go at working with clay?
This autumn Carys Evans and Lisa Rosemann are offering a series of hands-on hand building workshops for adults and children at Bridge Pottery.
Join us for a morning of being creative and having fun!

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Spring tide, new moon 2017

Earth Fire and Salt, The Language of Clay, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

April 8 - May 27

St David's Road
Cwmbran
TorfaenNP44 1PD
Tel: 01633 483321

8 April -1 pm "In Conversation" with Alex McErlain

We have just survived another firing, because that’s what it often feels like.

Such a build up, so much making of pots by Fleen and myself. A call to Bert for some last minute throwing, as I realise that time is running out.

Finally, we get the kiln all packed and this time last week we lit up and fired through Friday and Saturday during some lovely warm Spring weather. We let it cool on Sunday and were taking very hot pots out by Monday.

Now we are busy rubbing them all down, seeing what has emerged. The intensity never ceases. As always I am extremely grateful to have such a great team of helpers, knowing that none of this would be possible on my own.
On Saturday April 8, my touring exhibition opens in Llantarnam Grange at noon.
8 April - 27 May 2017
12 noon

I will be bringing some photos to show you what all this kiln talk is about and look forward to another “In conversation” with Alex McErlain at 1 pm.

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Bridge Pottery Christmas Exhibition and spoon collection

Saturday & Sunday November 26th - 27th 2016
Open from 10am - 5pm


Salt glaze, wood fired and earthenware pots from our autumn firing. There will be a range of work from very affordable to one off pieces. 
Please join us for mulled wine and mince pies.
I look forward to seeing many familiar friends of the pottery and to welcoming new faces.

Spoons made at the opening at Mission gallery are now fired and will be ready for collection.

P.S. Thank you to all who came to my talk and demo at Ruthin Craft Centre. Both Alex and I really enjoyed the day and we hope you did too!

Ruthin workshop and Bridge Christmas exhibition

I am doing a talk and demonstration at Ruthin Craft Centre, Sunday 13 November 11-3.30 pm. I hear that there are just 7 places left. To find out more and make a booking, please visit http://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/whats-on/gallery-2/

Micki Schloessingk: Talk and Demonstration

Sunday 13 November 11.00am – 3.30pm (1 hour lunch break) £5.00 Booking is essential

11.00am: Micki in conversation with Alex McErlain, followed by a walk around the exhibition, looking at and discussing individual pieces.

12.30pm: lunch

1.30pm–3.30pm: Micki will demonstrate making, turning and slipping, various different vessels from which to drink tea. She is known for her faceted tea bowls, yunomis; will discuss the winter and summer chawan and will demonstrate the making of her dimpled cupping bowls.

For more information about Micki’s processes in clay please visit her website: 

Bridge Christmas Exhibition: 

Saturday and Sunday    November 26 & 27   10 am - 5pm 

Please join us for gluwein and mince pies and possibly some Gower brownies!

Plenty of new pots from our winter firing. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Earth Fire and Salt at Ruthin Craft Centre

My exhibition has now left the Mission Gallery in Swansea and is making its way to

Gallery Two, Ruthin Craft Centre

Please come to the Opening on Friday 30 September 2016   7.00-9.00pm

The Exhibition will be opened by Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Chair of the Crafts Council of great Britain. 

I am also doing a talk and demonstration at Ruthin Craft Centre, Sunday 13 November 11-3.30 pm. To find out more and make a booking, please visit the Ruthin Craft Centre.

baskets becoming buckets !

baskets becoming buckets !

Summer Sale at Bridge Pottery

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Everyone welcome, come and bring your friends. The weather is looking good, and there will be coffee and tea and lots of cakes and lots of pots.

Isabella, currently working at the pottery, will be doing a demo on the wheel, at 11 am and 3 pm.

Earth, Fire and Salt - 16 July - 04 September 2016

 Solo exhibition - Micki Schloessingk

Last two weeks of exhibition in Swansea, do hope you catch it before it goes on to Ruthin; Opening October 1.

An exhibition in The Language of Clay: Part One initiative, Mission Gallery National Touring Exhibitions, curated by Ceri Jones

This is a wonderful opportunity for me to show some of the very best pots I have made over the last few firings. I have been peeling them off and stashing them away and only yesterday rediscovering them with Ceri. We had a monumental task choosing which to show first ! This exhibition will be touring throughout Wales during the next year. Opening next at Ruthin Craft Centre on October 1st.

Mission Gallery Gloucester Place Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 1TY

+44 (0)1792 652016  info@missiongallery.co.uk

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm Admission Free

Web site new address

I hope you like the new website. You may notice that I have changed my web address, from www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk to www.mickischloessingk.co.uk

I have finally decided to go with my family name, in spite of its challenging spelling ! The old address will still take you to my current website for a while.

I hope the website is running smoothly, it should now be visible on all devices ! I also have a facebook and instagram account. If you do notice any issues please let me know.

 

 

 

Welcome to the launch of my new website!

Nancy Sheterline, a young friend originally from my local village, Cheriton, has designed it and been very patient with me, constantly putting this project on the backburner as pots were clammering for attention! Fleen Doran will continue to help me keep up to date with the new site. Let us know what you think and ways we can still improve it.