Help find the helpers!

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In 1972 a participant, seeing how much physical work was involved in running these workshops, offered to stay on and help out and I gratefully accepted. And so the tradition started of students volunteering to assist. Some did a week or two, some the whole summer and some several summers…

Kilns

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With the establishment of the pottery in Queen Camel, came the decision to fire all pots with the use of wood as a fuel. The aim was to be as environmentally positive as possible and add to the qualities of … Continued

Glazes

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The glazes we use are a mixture of old hand-me-down and newly developed recipes. As much as possible, we use local and self-won materials in the form of clays, plant ash and rocks, to make glazes that have subtle and … Continued

Donyatt Clay

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We have been using Donyatt clay for many years, having first dug clay out of the Shave Lane pit in the late 1960’s. This pit was started around 1900 and followed a narrow seam of approximately 3 metres depth across … Continued