Clay College at Maze Hill for London Craft Week 2018

Lisa Hammond (Trustee) opened her studio to host Clay College’s students in London for London Craft Week 2018. The weekend featured demonstrations by Lisa, Darren Ellis, apprentice Dom Upson and Kevin Millward, with an exhibition by Maze Hill Pottery and Clay College. This weekend was a rare opportunity to see the work of Clay College [...]

2018-11-13T15:13:09+00:00 May 13th, 2018|News|

Gas Reduction Firing

April brought with it better weather and the opportunity to fire reduction fire pieces made for stoneware briefs. In many cases this was the first opportunity students had had to reduction fire and work with a gas kiln. Onsite there is a large brick gas kiln that students use for firing. Using this kiln helps [...]

2018-11-13T11:16:02+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Curriculum, News|

Founders Day

In March there was finally an opportunity to celebrate how much progress had been made in just over a year and a half, from initial fundraising, recruiting students and opening the college. To celebrate a wide range of supporters who had helped in a wide range of ways to achieve the college goals were invited [...]

2018-11-13T10:28:58+00:00 March 17th, 2018|News|

Exhibition – Salt and Soda

The next exhibition to open in the gallery was Salt and Soda. This exhibition reflected the next projects focusing on abstract forms, large jugs and the building on site of a soda kiln.  This also reflected the terms guest tutors Walter Keeler, Ruth King and Lisa Hammond. The exhibition showcased different approaches to the use of [...]

2018-11-13T09:49:22+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Exhibition, News|

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|

Exhibition – Stoneware

One key feature of our exhibitions is that they mirror the curriculum. So after Christmas when the building had lost its terracotta glow. The students moved on to making teapots in stoneware and it was time for the gallery to change to reflect this. The exhibition explored a range of contemporary stoneware through the work [...]

2018-11-08T14:34:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|

Royal Seal of Approval

Plaque on display in the gallery unveiled by the Prince of Wales to signify the official opening of Clay College Today Clay College was visited and opened by His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales during a day long visit to Stoke on Trent. The visit began with trustee Lisa Hammond MBE introducing [...]

2018-11-19T07:43:43+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Exhibition – Slipware

Our very first exhibition in the newly refitted Gallery space showcased the beauty, drama and diversity of contemporary slipware, through the work of leading potters; Clive Bowen, Dylan Bowen, Patia Davis, Doug Fitch, Geoff Fuller, Nigel Lambert, Hannah McAndrew, Josie Walter and Paul Young. During the day we were lucky enough to be joined by [...]

2018-11-19T07:42:47+00:00 November 5th, 2017|News|

Photographers Story

Last week we had a visit from photographer Janey Devine who is capturing images that will form photo essays that tell the story of time and place. Recently she has produced a series of photo essays of the Potteries area these are currently on show in the gallery space below the college that will soon [...]

2018-11-13T08:57:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|News|