"Wellington Anagama Part 11 Te Haunui Anagama 2016 - A stalwart Departs" The Wellington Potters Association Te Haunui Anagama kiln sprang into life again for its 12th firing and bestowed some excellent results on those who entrusted their pots to it and, of course, the conscientious team of loaders and firers. The kiln was fired for the customary 100 hours from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 September 2016. Dry firewood was a major contributing factor to the success of the firing.
"Pottery Throw-Down in the UK"
"Janet Mansfield 1934-2013 " Janet Mansfield’s contribution to ceramics was made not only through her outstanding work in clay, but through an enthusiasm for the medium that led her to teach, inspire and support other ceramicists.
(reprint from 'Mudgee Guardiean - article by Sam Pain)
"Remnants of an Ancient Kitchen Are Found in China" Fragments of ancient pottery found in southern China turn out to date back 20,000 years, making them the world’s oldest known pottery — 2,000 to 3,000 years older than examples found in East Asia and elsewhere.
Below are the latest local and international items submitted by members of NZ Potters.
... from New Zealand
"Southern Clays Closing Down"
Southern Clays which has supplied various clays to New Zealand potters has gone into receivership. The following notice appeared in the GOVT. Gazette recently:
SOUTHERN CLAYS (2000) LIMITED (in liquidation)
Notice of Appointment of Liquidators and
Notice to Creditors to Claim
On 30 January 2017 at 11.10am, the shareholders of SOUTHERN CLAYS (2000) LIMITED passed a special resolution putting the company into liquidation and appointed Trevor Edwin Laing and Emma Margaret Laing as joint liquidators of the company.
Creditors should file claims and register any priority their claims may have, under section 312 of the Companies Act 1993, by 6 March 2017.
For Enquiries Contact the Liquidators: Trevor Laing and Emma Laing, Trevor Laing & Associates Limited, PO Box 2468, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9044. Telephone: (03) 454 4559.
This article was included in the December issue of the Wellington Potters Association Newsletter.
Gloria Young has just returned from the UK and was surprised to see that the British are tiring of all the endless cooking shows, and so instead of the great Bake-Off, they now have the "great Pottery Throw Down". Could it ever happen here, she wonders?
The Great British Pottery Throw-Down
Sara Cox hosts the latest telly contest to find Britain's top potter.
Anyone still pining after the soggy bottoms and cringe-worthy puns of The Great British Bake Off, make a note in your diaries, for tonight sees the launch of its “messier cousin”, The Great Pottery Throw Down. Ten potters from up and down the UK will be making their way to the home of the British pottery industry, Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, to begin their quest to be crowned Top Potter.
For the full article, see http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-great-pottery-throw-down-air-date-contestants-and everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-bake-a6710151.html
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