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Raku Firing Event 2018

This was held at JoJo Rowley’s garden in Ockley, Surrey during her Open Studio.

The event was blessed by perfect weather and attracted 70 bookings from people who then were able to glaze a pot and have it fired in a raku kiln for them

Claire Waterhouse’s Portable Pottery also supplied her own kiln and team so that this event could take place.  We had some very good results and hopefully some very happy new potters

Click here to see some of the fun we all had

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on Friday 14th September at Terri’s.  A good attendance and a new member Lene Rydon has kindly agreed to join the Committee

Pit Firing 2018

Our annual Pit Firing was held on the weekend of 8th/9th September. JoJo and Nigel worked hard to ensure that everyone had a successsful and fun day.  See our Social Activities section.

Fired Works Our recent, very successful group exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum.

Fourteen members exhibited here including seven members exhibiting with the society for the first time - a feast for the eyes and well earned complements from all who visited.

Recent Events

Obvara Firing - at Jojo’s Garden in Ockley.

It has to be said that our first experiment with this fascinating technique using our raku kiln and a rather magical formula (which seems more culinary than pottery) had mixed results!

Some spectacular, some disappointing and some frankly hilarious. (You MUST have a look at this Video)

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Christmas Lunch Party

Super Bring and Share lunch at East Clandon Village Hall. What you can do with Play Dough!

Barrel Firing Some great colours and effects from an experimental Barrel Firing.  Using two full sized drums for a sort of above ground pit fire plus two half barrels for some smoke firing we achieved some remarkable effects.  Lots of colour and almost no breakages.

Raku Firing for Members.  More smoky fun and a lot of useful experimentation at our raku firing day at Jojo’s.  Welcome to the new members who came along and hopefully enjoyed the day.

Christmas Party East Clandon Village Hall

25th April 2021

Demo by Paul Taylor

AGM A well attended meeting with useful discussion about future events.  Elaine Coles agreed to join the committee.

Pit Firing Jojo and Nigel again let us all become pyromaniacs in their garden and treated us to a delicious barbecue afterwards. Again some lovely results emerged from the pit.  

Exhibition at The Forge ArtSpace SHERE

We were given a super opportunity to hold a three day exhibition at this beautiful venue.

Very successful three day ‘pop-up’ exhibition


Exhibition at Leith Hill Place

Pit Pot Prep day at Jan’s in Haslemere

1st August 2020

Pit Firing at Jojo’s in Ockley

5th September 2020

Exhibition at The Forge ArtSpace in Shere


Raku/Obvara firing at Jojo’s in Ockley

10th October 2020

Barrel Firing at Jan’s in Haslemere

8th November 2020

Barrel Firing at Jan’s in Haslemere

15th August 2020

Christmas Party East Clandon Village Hall

5th December 2020

15th November

Demo by Wendy Lawrence

Exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum

9th-28th October 2021