We are delighted to welcome Sheila Herring into the pottery for a one year apprenticeship from September 2009. This follows the successful application submitted by Sheila and Jeremy earlier in the Summer to the ‘Adopt a Potter’ scheme. Now a registered charity, this fantastic project to fund workshop training to students, was initiated by salt-glaze potter Lisa Hammond.
We are the first to benefit from an award, with another grant just around the corner. Working alongside Jeremy’s wood-fired salt-glaze production, Sheila will be assisting with general studio chores; clay-making, slip & glaze preparation, kiln packing and firing. Importantly she will at the same time be developing her own range of wheel-thrown work. Sheila’s already making some gorgeous pots, look out on future posts for pics from forthcoming firings this Autumn/Winter.
For more information on ‘Adopt a Potter’: www.adoptapotter.org.uk