2014 Shop opening

Following the AGM held on the 24th February 2014 members agreed dates and hours for the shop at Kildonan. It  will open for business on the 31st March.

Shop hours for 2014 will be the same as last year:-

  • Monday to Saturday 11am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday 1pm to 4pm

Cleaning will be on Saturday 29th March starting at 10am – all help will be appreciated.

Goods in will be on the 29th March between 1pm and 5pm.

Miranda Forrest – glazes book

Local potter and long-time UCP member Miranda Forrest published a book during last year: Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making (New Ceramics)

Details: Making your own glazes is a fascinating and rewarding process, even more so when making them from collected ingredients. With little equipment and following a few basic principles, it is possible to harvest glaze ingredients from your local environment, such as clay, subsoil, plants and seashells, to achieve beautiful results in the kiln.

Whether you wish to make an entire glaze using collected materials, or just want to use them as additions to existing base recipes, Miranda Forrest explains how to source and prepare natural ingredients, from degraded rocks to seaweed, as well as giving step-by-step instructions for mixing a glaze, testing samples, and finally applying glazes and firing your work. Contributions from contemporary ceramicists who use natural glaze ingredients give a detailed insight into their working methods and intriguing results.

Encouraging experimentation and a creative approach, Natural Glazes is a vital resource for anyone wishing to work in a more natural, sustainable way to develop their unique glaze effects.

Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (28 Mar 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1408156660
ISBN-13: 978-1408156667