This week we opened the Porcelain Exhibition. This happened at the end of a busy week which saw leading potter Adam Frew working with the students and delivering a Masterclass. Adam was described by the New York Times as an Irish designer ‘to know right now’, Adam trained with Lisa Hammond at Maze Hill Pottery and now lives and works on the Northern Irish coast, from which he draws much of his inspiration.
His pots, large and small, are functional but with a strong decorative aesthetic. During his week at the college he demonstrated these techniques to students and Masterclass participants showing how he uses a more stoneware influenced approach to throwing porcelain and then his techniques to then decorate these surfaces with slips and oxides.
During this week we also were visited by Ben Boswell. Ben is known for his many portraits capturing some of the most renowned potters and visited the college to capture images of Adam whilst he was here. Some of these images can be seen above. We are very grateful to Ben for his ongoing support of Clay College and documenting this exciting week.
The week ended with the opening of the porcelain exhibition. This colourful and diverse exhibition celebrates the elegance, beauty and versatility of porcelain, through the work of: Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, Helen Beard, Amy Cooper, Adam Frew, Richard Heeley, Joanna Howells, Chris Keenan, Rhian Malin and Sasha Wardell.