Jane Kelly - Penicuik Pottery

Material:
Porcelain,
Stoneware
Technique:
Throwing
Firing:
Electric,
Gas / Oil,
Raku

Raised in New Zealand and London, I trained as a potter at Wimbledon, Norwich and Medway Colleges of Art under Tony Gant, David White, Colin Metcalfe, Peter Phillips, Siddig el Ngoumi and others.  Within a few years of moving north to Portobello with my growing Scots family, I established a studio pottery in the centre of Penicuik.
In Edinburgh in the mid seventies I first set up pottery classes for adults at Cannonball House and taught there and at Infirmary Street for thirty years;  Sadly in many schools and art colleges the teaching of pottery has been brought to an end, and indigenous pottery manufacture becomes rarer. I want to reverse that trend.
Enthusiasm among lovers of craft pottery is strong in Scotland and New Zealand.  I run annual summer schools and taster classes at my Valleyfield House studio in Penicuik. I exhibit each November at Penicuik Arts Centre and have shown with Scottish Potters at Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Banchory, Broughton, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nairn, Stirling, Perth, Alloa, Milngavie and West Kilbride.
I concentrate on thrown pots: useful wares like jugs, teapots, mugs, cups, plates and bowls. I like to experiment with glazes making them from scratch and often using locally dug materials.

Some unusual commissions include Dalhousie Castle Hotel, the Traverse Theatre,  the Royal Botanic Garden’s Wych Elm Project and for Tom Kitchin's cookbook.

I have been Exhibitions co-ordinator and Chairman of the Scottish Potters Association

This member runs courses:

Weekend Improvers' Course in Penicuik 25th/26th March 2017 Posted on by jane kelly

Do you want to practice your throwing under supervision? As a change from my 3 day courses I'm offering a weekend for up to 6 people who have some experience but would like the opportunity and facilities to  develop their skills.  Cost for the 2 days is £100

Penicuik is 10 miles south of Edinburgh by frequent buses or we have ample off-road parking

Jane Kelly penicuikpottery@gmail.com   for more information

Saturday 25th March and Sunday 26th March at Valleyfield House 17 High Street Penicuik eh268hs, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 16:00

Contact details:

Jane Kelly

Penicuik Pottery

17 High St
Penicuik EH26 8HS

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