Jane Kelly - Penicuik Pottery

Gas / Oil,

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:

Pottery 3 day course in Penicuik 11th, 12th and 15th September Posted on by jane kelly

The August course is now fully booked and only one place is left on the September 3 day course as I have a maximum of 8 students.  11th 12th and 15th . Throwing, handbuilding, slip decorating, glazing and a raku firing. The cost for the 3 days is £120 inclusive of all materials, firing and tuition plus drinks and snacks. 10am till 3pm each day.

Penicuik is 10 miles south of Edinburgh and easily accessable by bus as well as by car.


- at High St, Penicuik EH26 8HS, UK, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 15:00

Updated on 07/08/2017 19:00:00 by jane kelly

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Jane Kelly

Penicuik Pottery

17 High St
Penicuik EH26 8HS

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