Studio Ceramics by Kat Wheeler in Cornwall
In 2015, Kat went to Mashiko and did a 10 week residency at the Hamada Workshop. Her experimentations with Hakeme brush decorations in Mashiko became a catalyst for her recent work in St Ives.
Kat Wheeler currently works full time in her workshop at the Gaolyard Studios, St Ives. She produces a range of high fired stoneware pieces, ranging from simple tableware to individual pieces decorated with a thick textured slip. The work is then high fired in a gas reduction kiln. In addition to producing her work, she teaches some of the throwing courses on offer at the Leach Pottery: ‘Working production for 10 years in such an intensive environment as the Leach Pottery and being surrounded and encouraged by the enthusiasm of their talented workshop team had a profound impact on me and my work. I enjoy the repetition of throwing simple forms and using contrasting slips to create texture and individuality to my range of pots.’
Date: 21-23 August A weekend ceramics fair at Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5NQ. Please click here for more information.
Date: Cancelled A weekend Ceramics Fair at Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1LA. For more information, click here
Date: 27 June-26 August An exhibition showcasing the Leach and Hamada influence over the last 100 years. Check here for more information.
Date: Cancelled A weekend ceramics fair at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Nottinghamshire S80 3LW. Please click here for more information.
Date: TBC (Postponed due to Covid-19) Two exhibitions hosted by Craft in America of tea bowls made by potters associated in some way with the Leach Pottery. For more information, click here
Date: 8-10 May-virtual sale An annual weekend sale showcasing a wide variety of ceramic artists hosted by the potters of the St Croix Valley in Minnesota. This show will no longer be taking place on site and has been moved online, owing for the need to practice social distancing. You can find more information here
Date: TBC (postponed due to Covid-19) Exhibition celebrating 100 years of history at the Leach Pottery. For more information click here.
Date: TBC (postponed due to Covid-19) A group exhibition hosted by St Ives Ceramics to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Leach Pottery. You can find more information here