John Stroomer

John_StroomerInternationally known potter from Victoria, Australia, John is famous for his very delicate throwing and crystalline glazes.  John has tutored a number of very successful courses with us in recent years while spending summers working with European pottery shows and galleries.

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Jim Malone

Jim_MaloneJim Malone has been making stoneware and porcelain for over 40 years. During that time he has become known as one of the foremost potters working in the Leach/Hamada tradition. He has exhibited widely in Britain and worldwide and work is featured in many public and private collections including the V and A., London.

In essence his own work has always been concerned with understanding what Cardew termed “The Majesty of Form” and the expressive qualities of clay and glaze; Jim has always tried to convey this in his teaching.


John Calver

john_calver_decoratingJohn Calver has been making stoneware pottery from white stoneware clays since 1981. Many forms are altered dynamically while the clay is soft. He has exhibited widely, both in the UK and Overseas. He is represented in a number of public collection.


John Scott

john_scottJohn Scott started his company shortly after finishing school where his love for pottery began, and he has been creating ever since. Drawing on traditional techniques he explored his own variations to produce unique items of handcrafted pottery each with an individual design created with a large attention to detail.


Karin Hessenberg

Karin Hessenberg

Sculptor of home, garden and portrait pieces, lecturer and author, Karin Hessenberg’s work is widely respected and exhibited. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge together with a calmly informative style to this course — a rare opportunity for the developing sculptor to be totally immersed in their work while under expert guidance.


Ray Pearson

tn_17-04-09_0947Ray is a “seasoned” potter (favouring the Leach school) with many years of firing with wood for salt glazes and for his own ash glazes.  Ray is also the owner of the Solway Ceramics Centre which provides opportunities for potters of all abilities to develop their skills.


John Dix

johndix120John is a famous American potter who lives in Japan and teaches and shows widely in Japan and his native USA.  This is a rare opportunity to see his building and decorating techniques, evolving from his early training in the West followed by 15 years in Japan.  Firing there with his two chamber anagama has taken John's love of “serendipity” in ceramic art to a higher level.


Paul Young

paul_youngCeramics have been a part of Paul Young’s creative heart and profession for over twenty-five years. During this time he has been drawn ever closer to the traditions of English earthenware, slipware and European folk art.