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Liz Stace

Clay has many qualities. This is something I learnt when I started as a pottery student in Tonbridge, Kent nearly forty years ago. Examining the work of other potters keeps me exploring new methods and new shapes. I try hard not to make direct copies of other potters' work but their ideas push me to create new themes in my own work.

I've been tutoring for over 35 years in a variety of studios but now I only run classes in my own workshop in Coleford Pottery, in Tonbridge, the name reflects the name of the house. I do run classes on several days but these are all currrently full.

My own work is mostly wheel thrown but, occasionally, I do make slab, coil and raku pots. I make individual items which means that if I'm repeating a particular shape, like a set of bowls, they are not identical but as close as possible to the original shape. I enjoy experimenting with all types of surface texture and colour using coloured slips, oxides, underglaze colours, glass and glaze. I like textures in my work and I make these by impressing, carving or applying separate, thin layers of clay to make surface patterns. Each year I take part in South East Open Studios in Four Elms near Edenbridge. Every other year I enter work in the Wrotham Arts Festival. I belong to a group of artists in the Edenbridge area Eden Valley Artists or EVA for short and I exhibit with this group a couple of times a year. The Exhbitions page on this web site will list the places where I exhibit. The Gallery page will show you some examples of my work.This year, 2018, I am taking part in a local Open Studios jorganisation called Art in June 2018. This will take place in June between 9th - 24th. I will be exhibiting my pots in The Red House, Ractory Lane, Hever, TN8 7LH. Wednesday to Sunday for both weeks during the hours of 10am till 5pm.

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