We are committed to promoting arts and crafts in the Petersfield area. Our workshops, talks and demonstrations are open to everyone. Members are able to exhibit in the annual exhibition held on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Bookings are being taken for an exciting demo day hosted by PACS potters at Herne Farm Leisure Centre on March 10th 9.30-4. Bring a plate of food to share (and your own crockery!)
Susan will be demonstrating her passion for capturing the spirit of animals. This session will be of interest to everyone as Susan’s methods combine hand built and thrown elements to create wonderful animal sculptures. Her work includes large scale garden sculptures as well as smaller items.
Contact Christine Bull to reserve your place firstname.lastname@example.org
November is traditionally the month for the PACS Potters to hold their Christmas exhibition in Petersfield. It will be held at the Physic Garden Meeting Room (GU32 3JJ) and there will be well over 100 exhibits to enjoy and purchase. Work includes sculptural, decorative and practical pieces of ceramics.
Festive Opening on Saturday 18th November at 11am with FREE mulled wine and mince pies closing at 4pm. Then open daily 10am – 4pm until Sunday 26th November FREE ENTRY.
Another event to add to your pottery tour is Ceramicus 2017 from 11th -25th November. PACS members Nigel Hobbs and Shirley Shiner are taking part in this exciting exhibition at the Allen Gallery in Alton. Nine artists are displaying a wide variety of ceramic techniques. More details on the flyer below!
World renowned potter Shozo Michikawa was born in 1953 in Hokkaido in Northern Japan. After an initial career in business he took up evening classes in art where he discovered his talent and passion for pottery, and now focuses entirely on creating ceramics. Shozo has widely exhibited in Japan and around the world. He has recently exhibited at Design Basel and will have been at West Dean the week before this demonstration. His new book is being published in September 2017.
Shozo will demonstrate his famous ‘cut and twist’ pots on the wheel He will also make tea bowls, tea pots and other forms in both traditional Japanese and his own distinctive styles.
See more information and examples of Shozo’s work at
The PACS potters demo day is to be held at the Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane GU31 4BW on Saturday 11th March 2017 9.30am-4pm.
The cost of the workshop is £18 for PACS members, £20 for non members. Please book through the contact page.
Bring a plate of food for a shared lunch (also bring your own plate, cutlery and mug please).
Tessa Wolfe Murray is a ceramicist and part-time tutor currently working from her studio in Hove, East Sussex. She produces one-off vessels and wall pieces along with a commercial range of jewellery, buttons and batch-produced vases.
Tessa studied at Ravensbourne College of Art and attained a postgraduate diploma in ceramics from Goldsmith’s College in the early eighties. After a period in London, she moved to Yorkshire and worked full-time in her studio, producing work for shows across Europe and commissions for stores, such as Conran.
The challenge of making 20 Ikebana vases for an exhibition in Kyoto led to the development of her current elegant and classically simple shapes. More recently she has found an international market for her hand-built jewellery pieces and wall hangings.
Tessa is inspired by textures and surfaces she comes across whilst out walking, and brings bits and pieces back to her studio to make marks and impressions into a white earthenware clay slab. She then either keeps these as flat wall pieces or hand constructs larger vessels from the slabs. Because Tessa found that she
wanted to be able to glaze the insides of her vases, but still decorate the outsides with raw body colour and smoke, she developed her own low- temperature, method for smoking, which doesn’t damage her earthenware, hand-built pots. She is planning to show us both how she creates her vessels and jewellery, then, later, demonstrate her fast and unusual smoking and resist technique in the car park – weather permitting!