Tulliallan Demonstrator - Stuart Whatley

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I am very happy to have been invited to demonstrate at the annual SPA meeting in 2019.  The SPA has historically been very important to me, both to my pottery education and to the connections that build between potters.

I've played with clay since I was a lad, brought up on the wee island of Pabay, off the south east of Skye.  This rough boulder clay led, with my Dad, to an embryonic pottery and on leaving the island began this potter's life at Edinbane in 1972.  I have made a full time living ever since, making functional stoneware, mostly wood fired or salt glazed.  A love of walking and sailing and the wildlife of this wonderful landscape invades all the work.

During the demonstration I would like to show the processes in making our raw glazed pots, throwing - both round and not so round, joining, turning and handling, decorating in the clay and later glazing.

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