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:

3 days in October. Pottery course in Penicuik Posted on by jane kelly

A couple of places are still available on this short, mixed ability course. 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 accessible by bus as well as by car.

Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th October and Friday 27th October 2017 at High St, Penicuik EH26 8HS, UK, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 15:00

I have run short courses in my studio since 2000. There are plenty of wheels and both electric and gas kilns. There is a maximum of 8 students.

Jane Kelly



Updated on 03/10/2017 20:20:00 by jane kelly

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Jane Kelly

Penicuik Pottery

17 High St
Penicuik EH26 8HS

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