Potterycrafts Visit

20th November - Students are currently studying a teapot and lighting project. As part of the project they have been introduced to moulds and mould making. They also have to make and cast from mould during the projects. This week they visited Potterycrafts  to see their mould making department and get an idea of the high [...]

2018-12-21T14:00:34+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Curriculum, News, Visit|

Japan Visit 2018 – Part 2 Tokyo

29th September -The second place in Japan the students visited was Tokyo. They stayed in Asakusa,  a relatively quiet area of Tokyo reminiscent of 'Old Tokyo' on the west side of the city. This is also the location of the Buddhist Senso-ji Temple and the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Compared to Mashiko this was a very different experience of [...]

2018-11-28T22:23:25+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Curriculum, News, Visit|

Japan Visit 2018 – Part 1 Mashiko

In September 12 students from Clay College went on an immersive trip to Japan. This was to augment their understanding of Japanese ceramic techniques and inform their future practice. The visit also enabled a long term link between the College and potters in Japan, specifically Mashiko to develop. 24th September - After a long flight [...]

2018-12-20T09:18:47+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Curriculum, News, Visit|

Gladstone Festival of Firing

Stoke on Trent has a rich history of ceramics and is renowned for its bottle kilns. However the last bottle kiln was fired in the city in August 1978. To mark the 40th anniversary of this event a summer programme of activities had been organised by Gladstone Pottery Museum. This culminated in a final festival [...]

2018-11-13T15:46:44+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Curriculum, News, Visit|

Visiting a Saleroom

Since the College opened we have been supported by Jason Wood and Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in Macclesfield. This week the students were invited by Jason Wood to have a private viewing the pieces to be sold in the Studio Ceramics and Modern Design Auction on Friday 16th March.  This was a great opportunity [...]

2018-11-13T11:37:20+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News, Visit|

World of Wedgwood Visit

New term - New project - New inspiration  Clay College being located in Stoke on Trent mean the history of industrial pottery is on the doorstep. With the launch of the new tea set projects this was a perfect opportunity to go out and gather some inspiration from a resource on the doorstep. Students visited [...]

2018-11-13T09:34:28+00:00 January 25th, 2018|News, Visit|