on 5th August 2021 Comments Off on 2 spaces available at Claywirks
We have 2 spaces available immediately for potters who would like to join our friendly group who share a studio in an industrial unit in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. There are 12 in the group. We have 3 wheels and 3 electric wheels and 24 hour access.
Joining fee is £50 and we pay £50 a month. We have a one month trial period. On joining you commit to a minimum membership of 6 months. Each member provides their own clay, glazes, tools and shelves and pay their own firing fees. The member who is leaving is willing to sell their equipment.
At the moment we have an online booking system for studio and kiln use. Two members can book at the same time.
We don’t run courses and it is not for someone who wants to run a business or is a complete novice but we will help out if you haven’t done any firing before. We do sell individually and as a group at local craft markets and art trails. We are a mix of throwers and hand builders and have had shared Raku days and workshops with visiting potters.
Find us on Facebook as Claywirks and our website is claywirks.co.uk
Message Pauline if you are interested and would like to join us and would like to arrange a visit.
Contact us via our Facebook page or message firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07905 756145.
Just search for Claywirks on Facebook and find our latest work. At the moment we are only working as individuals in the studio so this is a chance for everyone to see our work at different stages of making. This set of nesting bowls by Pauline are made in reclaimed stoneware. They have not been fired.
on 25th July 2017 Comments Off on Claywirks at Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail 2017
Members of Claywirks will once again be exhibiting at Wirksworth Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.
“Running for over 20 years, Wirksworth Festival has become one of the most vibrant showcases for contemporary art that you’ll find in rural England. During our trailblazing Art & Architecture Trail Weekend, the entire town becomes a gallery with over 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting and selling their work in more than 70 venues – in homes ranging from charming stone cottages to impressive Georgian townhouses, historic and quirky buildings, gardens, courtyards, shop windows and churches. It is the perfect way to meet artists, buy affordable art and take a look inside some of Derbyshire’s most exquisite homes.”
on 23rd May 2016 Comments Off on Claywirks supporting Derbyshire based charity The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund
Hand building workshop taking place in a local barn.
Claywirks generously fired some pots for the Derbyshire based charity The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund recently, following a fundraising pottery workshop. The Fund supports children in Sri Lanka, building playgrounds, supporting orphanages, providing school uniforms and books and funding girls’ education in memory of Isabella Peatfield who lost her life in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka when she was five years old.
The one day workshop was run by former Claywirks member Andrea Leigh and gave participants the chance to try their hand making at pinch, coil and slab pots.
Thanks to Claywirks, the participants’ work was quickly fired.
on 18th February 2016 Comments Off on What a fab day!!! Learning from the best….
“An absolute treat to spend a day picking up some invaluable tips and tricks from renowned potter John Wheeldon. Truly honoured. And I have a new partner in crime, lovely Rosie from Claywirks, Wirksworth!!! #pottery #clay #hoorayforclay #johnwheeldon #wirksworth #oxfordceramicsfair #cpa #ceramics #ceramicreview #contemporaryart #ceramicscentre #art #craft #claywirks”