Maria Nordgren makes unique, functional pottery; thrown or hand built in porcelain and stoneware. She started pottery training in Sweden in the 70s, but went on to become a geologist, making and teaching pottery as a sideline. She became a full time potter after arriving in Scotland 2006, where she started Momentum Pottery and joined Scottish Potters' Association. She exhibits with SPA, Perthshire Open Studios, Alyth Arts and Craft Guild, Fusation and other art and craft groups. Since 2011 Maria has also exhibited and collaborated with willow weaver Rachel Bower from Forfar, combining willow and clay to make decorative and functional work.
Momentum pottery is equipped with an electric kiln, one momentum and three electric wheels. In 2016 it was extended to provide space for pottery classes. In 2016, Maria also started doing reduction gas firngs with Fran Marquis at Springfield Creative Arts, Arbroath, and has enjoyed firing work and assisted in several wood firings in England and Scotland.
This member runs courses:
Pottery Classes in Alyth - December 2019 and January 2020Posted on by Maria Nordgren
Join experienced tutor, Nancy Fuller, to make hand-built functional-ware using techniques she learned at different studios in Asia. The classes will focus on techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab working with moulds and decorating using a variety of methods. They are held in the purpose-built Momentum Pottery with underfloor heating. With a maximum of 6 people per class they are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as complete beginners.
Times: 6th & 13th Dec from 7-9pm Price: £50 for taster block of 2 classes (last space left)
Times: 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st January from 7-9pm Price: £107 for block of 4 classes Location: 6, St. Andrew Street, Alyth PH11 8AT
The price includes clay & glaze costs and firing fees. Payment in full is required at the time of booking as we have to buy the materials in advance. No refund can be given once a booking has been made. If you are interested in attending a class on another day or weekend, please contact us to let us know your preferred time.
One to one throwing or hand-building classes are also available.
Why not give a pottery course as a gift? Gift Vouchers for classes are on offer upon request.
Willow and Porcelain Christmas decoration workshopPosted on by Maria Nordgren
Maria Nordgren and Rachel Bower are running a 2-day willow and porcelain Christmas decoration workshop at Momentum Pottery in Alyth on 30th November and 7th December 2019, 10am - 12noon
The first Saturday we concentrate on making the porcelain parts, which are then fired before we meet again the second Saturday, to make the willow parts and assemble the decorations.
The price of the two sessions is £60, including materials - willow, clay, wire, string, etc. & firing costs.
To register your interest, please e-mail and we will mail you back. Please contact Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org) 07805 038242 or Rachel Bower (email@example.com)
6 St. Andrew Street Alyth PH11 8AT
Send email >mnordgren ( at ) hotmail.co ( dot ) uk