Thursday, 27 October 2011

South Wales Potters at Bridge Pottery, Cheriton, Gower

On the fifteenth of October I went to a South Wales Potters meeting at Micki Schloessink's Bridge Pottery in Cheriton, Gower, near Swansea.
We discussed making, firing and selling , and watched Micki making.

One she made earlier!

The spacious workshop, warmed by a woodburning stove, where we tried two of the clays that she imports from near La Bourne in France.
I made a horse in the "Terre Primitif", which is actually a made body!

The kiln is warmed by propane then fired with wood

Discussing glaze tests
Fleen Doran, who is Micki's apprentice on the "adopt a potter" scheme


Kerry O'Gorman said...

Looks like a lovely and creative space to share with likeminded!

gz said...

It is indeed. They run courses there too

Relatively Retiring said...

'Adopt a Potter' sounds a great idea - long live apprenticeships.

madpotter1 said...

Wow! What a fantastic facility! Love that glossy tea bowl! Just beautiful.........