Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Exhibitions

 

Future Exhibitions

Jay Jones

10th-13th September Popup Studio


Riannon Bristow

21st - 25th October Popup Studio

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Christmas At The Mill

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - Wednesday 30th December 2020

Our annual selling exhibition featuring works from artists and makers across Dorset.


Colin Smith

9th - 15th November Popup Studio

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Anne Easterbrooke

November 16th - 22nd Popup-studio

Dorset Maker

A Dorset girl and lifelong maker, I love the fabulous Jurassic Coast and my ceramics are influenced by aspects of this environment. The current Breaker series are exuberant one off pieces which echo the energy, beauty and drama of wave forms and the wild coast.

For the last 8 years I have been learning, exploring, experimenting and practicing with clay and I feel that at last I might be getting somewhere. Having recently retired from teaching I am really enjoying the opportunity to spend hours immersed in our home studio alongside the River Frome.

I use a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays and mix them to achieve the colour, texture and properties that I need for each piece; I like to make individual pots which have a personality of their own. Although I enjoy throwing, I find myself increasingly drawn towards hand building, which seems to offer me more opportunity to express my ideas. The breaker pots are decorated using 4-6 different glazes.

Glazes are all handmade and my favourites are the result of much experimentation (998 test tiles so far and counting!). I particularly enjoy silky smooth surfaces and very matt glazes, and love the unpredictable nature of volcanic glazes using silicon carbide. All work is fired at cone 6 in an electric kiln. The firing profile is slow and steady with a long controlled cool to develop crystals in the glaze, resulting in a complex and interesting finish.

‚ÄčI live on the edge of the Purbeck Hills and often walk the coastal path with my husband and dogs. We share our pottery studio and work alongside each other developing forms and glazes and sharing a love of life, a passion for ceramics and a gratitude that we live in such a beautiful part of Dorset.

www.anneeasterbrooke.co.uk

anneeasterbrooke@gmail.com


Victoria Manser

24th - 29th November Resident Maker

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Gillian McCormick

1st - 6th December Popup Studio

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Lyn Davy

8th - 13th December Popup Studio

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Vicky/Emily/Ally

8th - 13th December Popup Studio

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Colin Smith

15th - 20th December Popup Studio

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2021


East Dorset Potters

Tuesday 1st June 2021 - Wednesday 30th June 2021 (postponed from 2020)

East Dorset Potters, founded twenty years ago as a branch of the Bridport-based Dorset Pottery Group, was established for potters in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area. A number of members exhibit regularly together.

The group is an eclectic mix of full-time and part-time potters, some of whom teach or have retired from teaching and some who are simply interested in ceramics.

We meet once a month in our homes, studios or other venues. Sometimes we have practical workshops on a theme, led by one of the group or an invited guest. Other months we may visit a local potter or simply meet socially. We also collectively exhibit our work at several local venues.

Show below are examples from just some of the potters from our group who will exhibiting at Walford Mill during June 2020.