Treston Holmes Studio Ceramics

Treston Holmes Studio Ceramics Open Ceramic Studio and Gallery

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Open Ceramic Studio and Gallery
About the Event
Most pieces are thrown on the wheel with occasional hand built pieces. They are fired to stoneware temperatures and glazed in semi matt or matt glazes. There work features unglazed burnished surfaces, which are then smoke fired.
Event Type
01984 629684
Booking Info
There is no cost for entry. Any breakages must be paid for.
Age Info
The gallery is exhibiting ceramics so children must be supervised in the gallery.
Opening Times
Sat 9thSun 10thMon 11thTue 12thWed 13thThu 14thFri 15thSat 16thSun 17th
11:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:0011:00 - 18:00
Further Information

TRESTON HOLMES STUDIO CERAMICS is now situated at Kenley in Waterrow having moved from Kilve on the north coast of Somerset. Treston set up his studio in 1991 though the interest in ceramics had started 20 years earlier when he was involved in education. Much of Trestonís work is decorative, with form holding most importance in the making.

Some pieces are high fired to stoneware temperatures above 1250 C', glazed with matt or semi matt surfaces or decorated with coloured slips and oxides. Effects are often achieved with multiple firings. Other work is coated with layers of fine liquid clay which is then burnished at the leather hard stage and fired at a much lower temperature and then treated with a smoke firing achieving a leather or wood like surface with carbonization marks redolent of Neolithic pit fired pottery.

Forms are influenced by a number of cultures present and past as well as other potters work. Mediterranean culture such as Greek, Roman, Phoenician and Sumerian wares inform some of the pieces. African and some South American including pre Columbian have also had some influence. Other Potters work have also had their effect such as Hans Coper, Lucy Rie amongst others from more modern times

Venue Information

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For Venue Information
01823 400911
Disabled Access
Limited Disabled Access (Steps, inclines and some uneven surfaces.)
Toilets Available
No Dogs
House of F cafe - Tea, coffee, soup, cake.
Directions (By Car)
From Wiveliscombe take the B3227 towards Bampton. Follow for approximately 3 miles. Just before the Rock Inn at Waterrow, take the left turn. Quarter of a mile on the left look for signage.
Available - will be signposted.
Further Info
Enquiries welcome via email - or check our Facebook page.

Events At This Venue

Event Type Event Title Disciplines Dates (see event page for full info)
Exhibition House of F Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Installation/Conceptual, Jewellery, Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Mixed Media, Model Making, Music, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Poetry/Fiction, Sculpture/Carving, Street Event/Circus, Textiles/Fashion, Theatre 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th
Exhibition Treston Holmes Studio Ceramics Ceramics/Glass 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th