Bethan Jones – Resident Potter at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery
Bethan graduated in 2011, and after an apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond, she set up her own business. Bethan now works from a pottery studio in rural Devon where she creates her own range of slipware. Her work is thrown by using red earthenware clay which is then decorated with slip, oxides and sgraffito decoration to give a contemporary twist to a traditional ceramic process. She produces functional, decorative pots as she enjoys seeing her work used and enjoyed.
Saturday Morning Pottery Throwing Workshops :
Bethan has been running Saturday morning throwing workshops since January 2016. These classes are ideal for beginners but offer the opportunity for students of all levels to improve their skills and techniques in throwing. The classes focus on learning the basics in creating wheel-thrown work, along with other related skills, such as clay preparation, turning, handling, and glazing. Students with more experience will have the freedom to experiment on the wheel as well as to improve upon specific technical aspects of making.
Aimed at local people in the South West and deliberately kept small – a maximum of 8 per class, each student benefits from individual tuition. The well-equipped studio has modern Shimpo Whisper wheels, and all the necessary tools are provided. Just bring along an apron and a small towel. Each workshop costs £35.00. No charge for clay, unless you want to take your pots away with you, in which case we weigh them and you pay the going rate for the type of clay you are using.
Bethan also teaches on a one to one basis during the day. If you are interested in either workshop, or to commission a piece or to register your interest or make an enquiry, please contact her on [email protected]
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About the Author: Wendy has coupled her love of making cushions and other soft furnishings with Complementary therapies. She focusses on Reiki and Energy Healing together with Massage. Wendy is fortunate to have a clinic area adjoining her sewing area. You can find her on Facebook under The Haven, Okehampton, and the website of Kigbeare Studios and Gallery.