Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Snuff stuff

When I was a student, I had a band that was called something like the Stripey Mollusks. The bass player 'Snuff' aka David Wadsworth is now a potter in Derbyshire and has sent me the following information about his event. It sounds like a good show, try and drop in if you're in the area.

The work of selected potters will be on display from the 28th November for 5 weeks.

From sculptural pieces to wheel thrown vessels, all the pieces will have been through the ordeal of a wood firing.

The pots are fired in a kiln for up to 4 days using wood as the fuel. Flames pass over and through the pots leaving flash marks and deposits of ash as witness to their journey. The ash then fluxes and melts on the pots to give them beautiful warmth of colour. Rich layers of texture make every pot a unique reflection of the passage of flame through the kiln

Local photographer, Tony Fisher, is renowned for his quirky and unusual shots
of everyday subjects. For this exhibition he has managed to capture on film the
movement of the flames dancing in the kiln’s firebox and circling round the
tightly huddled pots in the kiln chamber

Everyone is welcome to the official launch evening on November 28th, 6 – 9pm
Please call or email if you require any further information

Pop in anytime to browse through the shop and gallery
or enjoy a freshly ground coffee and home-made cake from the coffee shop
Open 11am – 5pm, closed Wednesday and Sunday

Hope you can make it

David Wadsworth
The Pottery . Wycliffe Road . Alfreton . DE55 7HR
T: 01773 832442 M: 07976 506739 E: davidwads@aol.com

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