What’s On at Art in Clay Farnham 2018

Talks and Demos


11am  Julie Ayton    ‘Draws Shoots and Leaves’          www.julieayton.com

Julie will be showing her decorating process onto porcelain and will talk about her inspiration
                                        and idea development.

1pm  Gareth Mason     Instagram: @mudfondler   www.garethmason.net

The potter’s wheel permeates my process. Despite the metamorphoses I put my pots through, soft porcelain, the ‘white mud’, holds an enduring importance. The pot is ‘body’ in more than name to me. In this demonstration I will implicate the audience in my ‘small taboos’.

3pm  Paul Jackson     ‘irresistible transition’        www.paul-jackson.co.uk

Paul will demonstrate his process of decoration and resist technique for his Madrugada series



12pm  Deiniol Williams    ‘Stone Inclusions’      www.deiniolwilliams.uk

Deiniol will demonstrate his throwing technique using large stone inclusions in the clay.

2pm  Andy & Di McInnes 

‘Studio Pottery, my part in its downfall’ with apologies to Spike Milligan.

People have asked me many times, how did I get involved with Ceramics and Art in Clay. So in the style of John Peel meets 80s disco as done by the Marx bros, I shall try to tell the tale. Expect the unexpected, + gifts, no one goes away empty handed! As ever and always, I will be ably assisted by the powerhouse that is my ‘child bride’ Mrs. Diane McInnes.!

Film Screenings


12.15pm                                           Ceramic Review ‘Masterclass Tapes’

5 of the Ceramic review masterclass tapes

2.15pm                                            The Joanna Bird Foundation    ‘Richard Batterham, Master Potter’

A Film about the work of Richard Batterham. His pots are often regarded as the finest domestic stoneware in the Leach tradition, though he also exemplifies the teaching of Michael Cardew. His pots are made to enrich life, rather than to adorn it, his work is deeply assured and full of authority without being in any way conceited.

4pm                                                 24 Savile Row ‘Epr Architects – Kate Malone – Froyle Tiles’

Three short films which document the creation of the facade at 24 Savile Row. Architect Stephen Pey discusses the design and concept of the building. Kate Malone describes her inspiration, glaze research and the collaborative process with EPR. Rich Miller discusses glazing the tiles.


11am                                                Ceramic Review ‘Masterclass Tapes’

5 of the Ceramic review masterclass tapes.

1.15pm                                             Leach pottery, St Ives ‘The Leach Pottery, 1952’

Original footage of Bernard Leach and the Leach Pottery form 1952 -now digitised by Marty Gross Productions. This 32 minute black and white film is presented with narration by Bernard Leach recorded in the 1960s and an alternate narrative by Warren MacKenzie, recorded in 2007, who was an apprentice at the Pottery during the time of its making.

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This year we are extremely excited to announce that Andy and Di McInnes, former owners of the show, will be exhibiting! For those not already in the know, as well as running the Art in Clay shows, Andy and Di have been keen collectors of fabulous ceramics for many years. They will be bringing a selection of pieces to sell – more information on this soon!

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