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Manor Stokes next firing

Hi all

Hope you are all potting away ready for the next firing 9th – 10th Feb. Packing from 10 am on the Saturday, and firing from 10 on Sunday. Hope the snow doesn’t last till then!!

Thank you to those who have let me know if you are taking part. If you haven’t yet replied please get in touch, even if it’s to say you are not sure. At least then I know my emails are reaching you!

Further dates for the year:

We will be firing over the May Open Up Sheffield open studio event which takes place over the weekends of 4/5th and 11/12th May. Exact packing and firing dates to be confirmed but most likely packing on 4th, firing on 5th, opening on 11th.

Penny and I will be mounting an exhibition at this event. If you would also like to exhibit then you will need to pay the Open Up Sheffield fee of £ 95 (see http://www.openupsheffield.co.uk). We would have liked to have offered you the opportunity to exhibit as part of the membership package but unfortunately this is against the rules of Open Up Sheffield. We are happy, however, to have a small discreet display of work produced by members as a demonstration of the effects of the wood-firing kiln. More details on this nearer the time.

We will also be firing on 29th June to coincide with Green Estate Open Day.

The new membership year starts in July. Confirmed date for autumn firing is 14th September. We will also fire and have an exhibition to tie in with Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios in November (this and other firing dates tbc).

Hope to see you in February. Any questions, get in touch!

All the best

Sarah

Manor Stokes

Sarah Villeneau
The Sow’s Ear
The Piggery
10 Coopers Terrace
Doncaster
DN1 2PX

07734 958310

Penny Withers
Studio 13 Persistence Works
Yorkshire Artspace
21 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

07510668585

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Manor Stokes next firing

Hi all
Hope you are all well and enjoying the cold dark winter days………..not long now till winter solstice!
Here is a quick word on the next firing from Sarah and Penny at Manor Stokes. Penny and I are working on firing dates for next year and should be able to confirm all dates soon. In the meantime, the next firing is scheduled for February – packing on the 9th, firing on the 10th which is a bit later than originally mooted so hope this isn’t a problem for anyone.
Please let us know if you will be taking part – pots have been slightly thin on the ground for the last couple of firings – it would be nice to have this next firing really chocca.
Members who have paid for part-time membership but are not putting pieces in the firing are welcome to join in with packing and stoking etc provided this does not detract from the involvement of those who have paid the firing fee – ie if there are a lot of members participating, those who have paid will have priority. Hope this makes sense. It is a slight change to the original offer.
In the meantime, if I don’t see you at my Open Studio on the 15th

 Although I moved in July, it has taken me a mere 4 months and much storm amanor wood firing kilnnd drag to finally get my kilns connected a week ago and so what better way to celebrate this hard-won success than with an Open Day. So come along to the event on the 15th December to sup some wine, nib some nibbles and see me and my work in my new habitat – lovely and homely and within walking distance of home, Doncaster Town Centre, the Train Station, the Market, including the local Art Market and local hostelries!  I’ll have pieces old and new on display, with both seconds and older work at TRULY AFFORDABLE PRICES!! Get your last-minute Christmas presents here!

(hint, hint) then have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and get making!

All the best
Sarah
Manor Stokes
Sarah Villeneau
The Sow’s Ear
The Piggery
10 Coopers Terrace
Doncaster
DN1 2PX
07734 958310
Penny Withers
Studio 13 Persistence Works
Yorkshire Artspace
21 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS
07510668585

Artist`s: Sarah Villeneau – Penny Withers; Open Studios Sheffield 2012

Penny Withers and Sarah Villeneau have teamed up as ‘ Manor Stokers’, providing workshop facilities for clay based, hands-on group sessions and courses that are centred on a new design wood fired smokeless kiln. The new pottery is an important feature of the Manor Oaks Ceramics Trail, which also includes the historical pottery of John Fox and contemporary work by  recent graduates and resident ceramist schemes.

Penny and Sarah will be firing the kiln on Saturday 5th and unpacking it on Saturday 12th May. They will have an exhibition of their own work on show and for sale.

STUDIO: Manor Oaks Cottages feature a new pottery studio and urban smokeless wood-fired kiln. My work will be on temporary display.

via Artist: Sarah Villeneau – Open Studios Sheffield & South Yorkshire 2012.

www.villeneau.co.uk 

email  manorstokers@yahoo.co.uk