The Guild

Updated 1/30/2015 (AC)

February workshop with Pam Parziale, February 7th, 10:00am. The fee is $10. You pay may Denise on the 7th.

Spring exhibit (Totems): See Denise for more details.

Blandy: We will participate to Blandy Plant sale on Mother's day weekend. Let Lin know if you are interested.

Mayfest in Strasburg: We are working on a reproduction of the Mayfest pot. Be ready to help in any way you can as this is our fund raiser.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Pottery show, June 12, 13 and 14: This is our second year doing it and it looks like it is growing with demonstrations and talk on clay. Emily is the point of contact.

Empty Bowls: NOVEMBER - Get those bowls finished soon. They are due at the October meeting.
We need a rough count so that the Laurel Center can start selling tickets. Please let Mizue and I know how many bowls you are donating.
This year we are asking 20 bowls if you want to participate to the Holiday Show. Number may go down if we have a good number of participants. If you are new or fairly new to pottery, you are welcome to donate a few bowls and we will organize a table that you can share to sell your pots at the show. We also need volunteers to help with this event. We can use your help to either help set up or clean up. It is always a wonderful event to attend so even if you couldn't make any bowls, your help is greatly appreciated. Bring your bowls to Mizue on or before the October meeting.

Holiday Show:

November 28th and 29th (Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving) 10:00 to 4:00.

Fee: $30 to participate and 10% of the sales to cover expenses. We also encourage you to donate 20 bowls for the Winchester Laurel Shelter Empty Bowl supper (above).

You will not have to be present at all times. Aurelie will make a schedule, just let her know if Sunday morning is not good for you when signing up. Set up starts on Friday at 4pm. Let Aurelie know if you are planning on participating and how many tables you would like: 1, 2 or 3 (if available). (540 665 83 96)

Christmas Party: December -- Date and place TBA.

<2015 MEETINGS:>

Monday February 9 at 6:00 PM

Monday April 13 at 6:00 PM

Monday June 8 at 6:00 PM

Monday October 12 at 6:00 PM

Location: Shenandoah Arts Council (unless otherwise announced)

811 South Loudoun St. Winchester VA 22601

Dues: $30 per year

Pottery Links

Custom made pottery stamps for ceramic artists

Chinese Clay Art

Japan Pottery Tools

Pottery videos Online

Tim See Pottery Videos on You Tube

Simon Leach Pottery Videos on You Tube

Bill Van Gilder Clay Clips on You Tube

Steven Hill, A Potter's Journey on You Tube

Making a Wedgewood Vase on You Tube

Isaac Button, Country Potter on You Tube

New Members
New Member Sponsorship-
If you are a new member and would like someone to help you navigate the guild and all its events contact Aurelie 540 665 8396
New member guide is under construction, per Ken, Sept. 2011

The Guild library has these items available

The Sumi-Book
Popular Crafts Guide To Pottery
Pioneer Pottery Michael Cardew
The complete book of POTTERY MAKING
Glazes for the Potter
500 Bowls
Mastering Cone 6 Glazes
Potter's Guide to Ceramic surface
Barrel, Pit and Saggar Firing
Step-by-step Ceramics
The Complete Potter's Companion Tony Birks
The Craft of the Potter

A CM handbook on Underglaze Decoration
Throwing on the potter's wheel
Glaze projects
Brush decoration
Clay Times Vol. 13 No.1 Jan. Feb 2007
Ceramics monthly Oct 06
Ceramics monthly Feb 07

The Art of Making Teapots Virginia Cartwright
Virginia Cartwhight's Six Easy Pieces Part One and Part Two
Joan Gardiner "Tiles" 10/9/05
Nan Rothwell Workshop 2/13/1999
Karis Swink Barry Workshop 10/25/03
Jane Cullum Workshop Summer Solstice 2003
Morning Session and Afternoon Session
Joan Gardiner "Tiles" 10/9/05
David Norton May 2005 Part 1 and part 2
Jane Cullum Videos 1 and 2
Big rims and handles
Robin Hopper: Form and Function
Robin Hopper: Advance Throwing
Variation on Raku Videos