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Wobage Christmas Exhibition 2019, final opening hours

Version 2It’s been wonderful to see the Wobage Makers Gallery so busy up to Christmas. Our final opening hours are Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December, 10am- 5pm. Both Patia and Jeremy have both fired again subsequent to the Private View opening back in November, so there is still plenty of fresh and exciting new work to choose from. Also Kitchenwood by Ben Casson, baskets by Clyde Hoare, sculpture by Lucy Casson, pots by Sheila Herring. Why not escape the chaos of the High Streets and enjoy the quiet tranquility of shopping at Wobage for local hand-made gifts this Christmas!

The Gallery is officially closed in January and February. However if you’d like to drop by for a browse or to purchase something specifically over this winter period, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and arrange a day and time. 01989 780495.

New Courses season 2019!

Demo.webOur course schedule for 2019 is now live and available for booking, horrahh! Please accept our sincere apologies for the protracted delay.

There are three Improvers courses, all in July, aimed at makers with some previous experience in wheel throwing. The titles for these are ‘Thrown and Altered’, ‘Just Mugs!’ and finally ‘Jars’. Each are three and a half days in duration and are tutored by Jeremy, using his buff stoneware clay. If you’ve any queries regarding any of the detail featured on each individual course, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have a busy year ahead, including a wood-salt kiln build, so regrettably we will not be running any two-day Beginners courses this season, sorry!

Patia has been invited to demonstrate at the prestigious Aberystywth ICF (International Ceramics Festival) in early July, so she is taking a back-seat in her Wobage teaching for 2019. Those of you awaiting places on her popular Slip-decoration and Porcelain courses, will I’m afraid have to wait until 2020, we are sorry! The dates for Aber’ ICF are 5th – 7th July 2019, should anyone be interested in attending. You can join the Festival just for the day, or for the full long-weekend. For bookings or futher information on ICF click here! It is consistently a stunning line-up of clay demonstration and firing and a wonderful atmosphere amongst mudslinging enthusiasts world-wide. An unmissable event in the clay calendar!

We are very much looking forward to the new Wobage mudslinging season in Summer 2019, to welcoming back familiar friends and new students alike.

Newsletter subscriptions April 2018

subsDear Wobage friends and mudslingers. Our website is currently undergoing some maintenance and tender loving care from the wonderful Papergecko, which will include a switch in the administration of our Newsletter function. If you are subscribed to receive these occasional newsletters via e-mail, you will shortly be notified of our move to Mailchimp administration. Mailchimp are likely to make a request for you to verify your e-mail address. Please follow their links if you would like to remain on our mailing list for Wobage Pottery and Courses news. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation.

March Wheel-throwing Beginners – last minute place

We have received a last minute cancellation at the Pottery today for this March Beginners course in Wheel-throwing. (as of Monday 19th March) This is available at the reduced rate of £110.00. Thursday/Friday 22nd/23rd March, anyone fancy trying their hand at mudslinging? Please share! https://www.workshops-at-wobage.co.uk/news/2-day-wheel-throwing-beginners-march-2018/

Fired pots to collect

firedPotsToCollect.webMost students have now been back over to Wobage to collect your wonderful array of fired pots from our 2017 season. We will be contacting those of you who haven’t very shortly. If for some reason you’ve been unable to pop in yet, please make arrangements with Jeremy asap, and a day or two in advance of visiting. Regrettably it is not possible for us to pack and post the large volume of course pots that we fire each year. However, if the distance you’d need to travel is impractically long, we are happy to fulfill this arrangement with a courier.

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2018 Pottery courses live and available for booking

patiatuition.webWe are excited to announce that our programme of Pottery Courses for 2018 is now fully published and available for booking. Jeremy will host two Beginners in Wheel-Throwing stoneware, each two days in duration. The first Thurs./Fri. 22nd/23rd March and the second Thurs./Fri. 28th/29th June.

Jeremy will also host two Improvers, for intermediate and advanced throwers. The first is a three and half day focusing on Jars and Teapots; lids, galleries and spherical form: Tuesday – Friday 3rd – 6th July. The second is a three and half day focusing on Jugs and upright form: Thursday – Sunday 26th – 29th July.

Patia will host her four-day Earthenware Slip-decoration course, Thursday – Sunday 12th – 15th July.

The first Beginners in March, and Patia’s Earthenware Slip course have only a handful of places remaining between them, so to secure a place on either of these you’ll need to be quick!

A half-day Wheel-throwing Taster session in September which falls during our  h’Art Open Studios and WAM ’18 (Wobage Artisan Market), will be advertised later in the season.

 

 

 

Courses schedule 2018

ImproversApril17.webThe finer details for our 2018 season of short courses will very shortly be made live and available for booking.

Jeremy will host two Beginners in Wheel-Throwing stoneware, each two days duration. The first Thurs./Fri. 22nd/23rd March and the second Thurs./Fri. 28th/29th June.

Jeremy will also host two Improvers, for intermediate and advanced throwers. The first is a three and half day focusing on Jars and Teapots; lids, galleries and spherical form: Tuesday – Friday 3rd – 6th July. The second is also a three and half day focusing on Jugs and improving upright form: Thursday – Sunday 26th – 29th July.

Patia will host her four-day Earthenware Slip-decoration course, Thursday – Sunday 12th – 15th July.

 

 

Wheel-throwing stoneware half-day WAM 17

studio.webRunning alongside our Autumn h’Art open studios exhibition, Jeremy will be running a half-day taster session in wheel-throwing stoneware on the morning of Saturday 16th September 2017, 10am – 1.30pm. For full details and availability, please view the individual course page. Beginners welcome. (photo credit: Ben Boswell)

Wobage Artisan Market September 2017

locklampPlease join us at Wobage for WAM 2017,  a spectacular one-day market place of contemporary crafts and fine foods, on Saturday 16th September.

http://www.wobageartisanmarket.co.uk/

Hand-printed lino-cut wall papers, greetings cards, prints and textiles from Anneliese Appleby

‘Kitchenwood’ locally sourced wooden utensils designed and made by Wobage’s own Ben Casson, from spatulas to pizza peels.

Cowmeadow Flower Farm, with their organically grown, English country garden cut flowers.

Herbal Harmony, natural skincare and cosmetics from Monmouthshire

Luxury natural aromatherapy candles from Cotswold based ‘Hestia’s Flame’.

Locklamp, internationally renowned energy efficient lighting by Colin Chetwood and Nick Grant.

Contemporary blown glass from Kathryn Roberts, hand-made in the Brecon Beacons.

Sarah Tassell makes hand felted fibre art, inspired by natural form.

From the fine food producers you’ll delight in delicious cakes, ice-creams and sorbets, wood-fired pizza and a selection of locally produced ciders, perry, juices and beers.

Wobage Workshops, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye. HR9 7QP. Open 10am – 5pm.  http://www.wobageartisanmarket.co.uk/

 

Courses 2017 now live!

xmastrees.webOur programme of Courses for 2017 is now live and available for booking. Jeremy runs two 2-day ‘Beginners’ in March and July and two ‘Improvers’ in April and July. The first Improvers is a 3-day and the second invites ‘Jug-making’ as it’s theme with a slightly longer duration of 3 and a half days.

Patia has a very exciting excursion afoot, to tutor and demonstrate in the studio of Margreet Bijpost in Baambrugge, Holland which is on the outskirts of Amsterdam. This is a 5-day course in Porcelain Wheel-throwing. Back at Wobage in July, Patia orchestrates four days of ‘Jar-making’ in earthenware and then in August her ever popular ‘Slip-decorated Earthenware’, also 4 days in duration.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a maker with many years experience, there is something suitable for everyone! We hope that you enjoy a browse, and very much look forward to welcoming the new season of courses in 2017. Wishing you all a happy and hearty Christmas and New Year. Jeremy, Petra and Patiaxxx