Town Mill Pottery, Lyme Regis - Studio Space Available

posted 17 Mar 2017, 10:54 by Bill Crumbleholme

Studio space available in the heart of Lyme Regis, rent free for one year.

The Town Mill Pottery has two older potters who are reducing their hours. They offer space to a third potter who may take over the pottery.

Ring: 01297 443444/ email:

HANDMADE AT KEW 12th - 15th Oct 2017

posted 17 Mar 2017, 10:51 by Bill Crumbleholme

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March
Are you a maker interested in selling your work in Kew Gardens? 
Apply before Friday 31st March for a chance to see your work on show at Handmade at Kew, the four day contemporary craft event taking place this autumn, 12th-15th October. @handmadeinbritain welcome applications from individual makers, groups and galleries of contemporary craft working across all disciplines in the applied arts.
Limited stands are available, apply now...

Salisbury Contemporary Craft 8-9 September 2017

posted 17 Mar 2017, 10:47 by Bill Crumbleholme

The Call is out for Exhibitors at Salisbury Contemporary Craft, Salisbury Cathedral 8-9 September 2017.
Closing date for entries 29th March. See website for details.

Ian Harris - Valentine Clay's Potter of the Month

posted 10 Mar 2017, 08:57 by Bill Crumbleholme

Congratulations to Dorset's Ian Harris on being Valentine Clay's Potter of the Month - see his interview at this link :-
and his website at this link :-

DPG at Bridport

posted 20 Jan 2017, 08:27 by Bill Crumbleholme

Payments are being sent out to participants in the recent exhibition at Bridport. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.
Negotiations have started about the next event at Bridport, the offer has been made for a similar date just before the festive season, but the costs may need to be revisited!

West Dean Course with Dylan Bowen

posted 26 Oct 2016, 03:06 by Bill Crumbleholme

Autumn nights are drawing in and winter approaches, bringing the opportunity to spend more time being creative, to expand your skills, develop your practice or learn something new.   We hope you will be inspired by a new pottery course Making and decorating dynamic expressive slipware with Dylan Bowen, from 13-17 November, or perhaps another subject, on offer at West Dean College, between October 2016 and March 2017.   When you attend a course, you can also stay with us, in the beautiful, historic West Dean House, set 100 acres of glorious Gardens and Parkland in the heart of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.

Here are details of  the Making and decorating dynamic expressive slipware which still has places available.    You will find details, costs and how to book, when you follow this link click here

Making and decorating dynamic, expressive slipware, Dylan Bowen, 13-17 November NEW COURSE Intermediate/Advanced

With an emphasis on action and spontaneity, learn and develop new approaches to making and decorating slipware.   Dylan will demonstrate his own making and decorating techniques, including sliced plates and sculptural forms, wheel thrown platters and carved solid shapes.   From these you can then pursue new shapes and ideas and learn to embrace fresh directions combining slip and clay in truly dynamic ways.

To view the full range of courses follow the link on this banner: 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Kind regards

Penny Sydenham

Penny Sydenham| Team Administrator, Marketing and Development

The Edward James Foundation Ltd, a registered charity

West Dean | Chichester | West Sussex | PO18 0QZ

DDI 01243 818256|

DPG Mass eMail Sent

posted 11 Oct 2016, 02:45 by Bill Crumbleholme

A mass email has been sent out to members and fans on the mailing list to alert them to the 2016 Exhibition and other events and opportunities. It can be viewed at this link :-
If you did not get a copy and would like future issues please sign up using this link :-

Registration open for 2016 Exhibition at Bridport

posted 11 Oct 2016, 02:31 by Bill Crumbleholme

The documents for registering to participate in the 2016 exhibition are now available from the resources page of the website.

Pottery Workshops in Upwey August 2016

posted 4 Aug 2016, 09:30 by Bill Crumbleholme

Bill Crumbleholme and Jennie Hanrahan are running pottery workshops on 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2016, aimed at folk who want to learn a bit more about various pottery techniques. The flyer below gives details and the schedule below shows when each session will be run. There are a few places left.

Contact to book a place.

23rd August24th August25th August


Plaster Mould MakingSlip Casting
Raku FiringThrowing
BurnishingUse of Colour

Wood Kiln Firing Report

posted 22 Jun 2016, 03:31 by Bill Crumbleholme

Bill Crumbleholme's archive report on his latest kiln firing can be seen at this link :-

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