POD 2018 Saturday February 24th 9:30-17:00
POD is on the horizon and the POD team are really pleased to announce the speaker and demonstrators as well as new additions to the day. There may be further additions as we move closer to the date.
The lecture will be given by Duncan Hooson who is in charge of ceramics at Morley College and also teaches on the degree course at Central St Martins. He is also the director of ‘Clayground’. They work with clay out in the community and with all ages. This image is from Clayground at National Play Day, Hull, City of Culture 2017.
Ester Beck (Israel) will be demonstrating her very vigorous method of making vessels which have geological formation and colour as her inspiration. “I am concerned with Movement, Flow and Texture in my ceramic abstract objects: I search for the illusion of the pieces being in motion, evoking phenomena we observe in riverbeds or tectonic layers. The way I achieve this is by a technique involving a very physical dialogue with a block of clay, beating, scratching, stretching, smoothing the clay, till I achieve the wanted result.”
Takeshi Yasuda (Japan / UK/ China) Who has a world renowned reputation for his work will be demonstrating his throwing techniques in porcelain and stoneware clays. Yasuda settled in Britain in 1973. He has taught at various art schools and universities across the United Kingdom and was Professor of Applied Arts at the University of Ulster. Currently, Yasuda is Director of the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.
Blue Matchbox will be there again, be prepared to get your orders in, prior to the event, to avoid carriage charges and collect at the venue.
Ceramic Review will be represented again by Chiara Della Cava. If anyone /new members want’s to subscribe to the UK’s best magazine on ceramics this will be the time to do it.
Contemporary Ceramics Centre will be taking their bookshop for you to stock up your book shelves.
Homemade refreshments available, as before, to see you through the day.
All this is happening at:
The Sandpit Theatre
Sandringham School Academy Trust
The Ridgeway, St Albans,
Hertfordshire AL4 9NX
For tickets, visit the venue website http://www.sandpittheatre.co.uk
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