The Guild holds monthly meetings which include TALKS and DEMONSTRATIONS from October through to May. These mostly take place on Friday evenings with an occasional Saturday meeting.
Click HERE to see the presentation slides shown by Nadine Blakemore during her talk on the 9th Nov 2018
Meetings Calendar 2019-2020
Saturday 12th October (10am – 1pm)
AGM + Fitzwilliam Competition (bird baths/birds)
judge and demonstrator: John Higgins
Friday 8 November
Friday 6 December
Margaret Gardiner http://www.maggygardiner.com
Denis Di Luca
Friday 15 May
ALL WELCOME. Members FREE. Guests £5.00
( Tea, coffee, biscuits and chat from 7.30pm )
8.00pm – 10.00pm held at :
Kings Langley Methodist Church
The DCPG borrowing library is also available throughout the evening.
Meetings Calendar 2018-2019
Friday 9 November
Nadine Blakemore on making best use of instagram to promote your work.
Vivienne Rodwell-Davies will give a demonstration of different techniques for printing on clay.
Friday 7 December
Colin Hazelwood‘s guide to glazing for beginners and Wendy Peters’ experimental approach to hand-building
Friday 8 February
Gin Durham. Lively animal figures.
Richard Baxter will talk about his way of colouring glazes and demonstrate throwing techniques.
Friday 10 May
Linda Bloomfield – scientist turned potter who has researched new glaze colours from rare minerals and written books on colours, glazes, science for potters and contemporary tableware.
Meetings Calendar 2017-2018
Friday 13th October (start time 7.30pm)- AGM + *The Fitzwilliam Competition
Judge and demonstrator: Richard Miller (tile business, wood-fired stoneware for pleasure, filming experience as technician on ‘Throwdown’) http://www.froyletiles.co.uk
*Each year a new subject for the competition is selected and any current member of the Guild may enter this
competition. This year, the category is ‘things with lids’. The awards are presented by the Fitzwilliam family in memory of Mervyn Fitzwilliam who was one of the founding members of the Guild as well as the chair of DCPG for many years.
Friday 10th November Jo Taylor – Baroque sculptural forms
Friday 8th December Pratima Kramer beautifully coloured decorative ceramics, inspired by the culture and textiles of India. (Robert Cooper CANCELLED)
Saturday 13th January Paul Rowbottom – News and views from Japan
Friday 9th February Jim Newboult – Archeological ceramics and making replicas.
Saturday 24th February Potters Open Day (POD) – 9.00pm – 5.00pm
Sandringham School, St Albans. http://www.sandpittheatre.co.uk
Friday 13th April Mori Yamauchi
Friday 11th May Stuart Smith – Fine ceramic sculptor