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West Dean College Spring & Summer Pottery

posted 29 Mar 2016, 14:29 by Bill Crumbleholme

Dear Potters

We hope you will be interested to have details of the Pottery and Ceramics Short Courses and Summer Schools at West Dean College this Spring and Summer, plus some general information about the College.


·         Form, function and family – wheel thrown porcelain, with Chris Keenan, 5-8 May

·         Exploring porcelain – throwing and handbuilding, with Jack Doherty, 19-22 May

·         Animal sculpture – wire, scrim and paper clay, with Felicity Lloyd-Coombes, 22-27 May

·         Introduction to Japanese pottery, with Rie Tsuruta, 29 May

·         Throwing large – exploring form in ceramics, with Tanya Gomez, 27-30 June

·         Sculpting with clay – farmyard animals, with Jon Barrett-Danes, 2 July

·         Experimenting with paper clay, with Claire Ireland, 3 July

·         Hand built ceramics with coloured slips, with Jane Abbott, 8-10 July

·         A Throwers’ workshop, with Alison Sandeman, 10-14 July

·         Clay, Smoke, Fire – throwing and raku firing, with Tim Andrews, 23-29 July

·         Creative handbuilt ceramics with coloured clay, with Jo Connell, 30 July-5 August

·         Elemental making – vessels in wood and clay, with Nic Webb, 6 -12 August

·         Throwing pots, with Richard Miller, 13 August

·         Inlaid coloured clay, with Jane Abbott, 14 August

·         Porcelain for beginners – throwing and turning, with Tanya Gomez, 29 August-1 September

·         Tile making – carving, stencilling, inlaying, with Richard Miller, 2-4 September

·         Portrait heads in terracotta – a visual approach, with Jon Edgar, 15-18 September

·         Glazes, glazing and firing for potters, with Alison Sandeman, 18-23 September

·         Japanese ceramics – tea bowl to tea ceremony, with Shozo Michikawa, 25-30 September

To view full details of the courses, tutors and prices online click here

West Dean College is internationally recognised for conservation and creative arts.   A unique place to study, visit or stay, it is a centre of excellence, creativity and tranquillity.  You can book accommodation in the characterful period West Dean House, set in 6,400 acres of countryside in the heart of the South Downs National Park.  The College offers you a retreat location with stunning views and the tranquil West Dean Gardens which you can explore during your stay.  There is a 300 foot long Edwardian pergola, the Victorian Glasshouses, and St Roche's Arboretum and its 50 acres with hidden glades and impressive views.

First-time bookers received 10% discount (by telephone only).    The telephone number is +44 (0)1243 818300 and the email

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

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