2018 sees harlech pottery in it's 47th year. Alan has potted for 61 years. Lynette, not so long
Founded by Alan and Lynette after they met following independently running their own workshops, Lynette in Yorkshire and Alan in Worcestershire. You can hear the reasons for the potters coming together if you come to see them in their award wining building near the classic view of Harlech Castle with mount Snowdon & the Llyn Peninsular in the background. Lynette and Alan are honorary members of North Wales Potters
Gallery info We have four other potters on display. Wendy: Slipware, Zeb: Rough stoneware oxidised, Terry: Individual stoneware reduced, and Jane (B) (She of the BBC 'Great pottery throwdown') Gas fired stoneware.
Jewellery by four crafts people. Pam: sillver, Sheila: Various materials, Sophie: Textiles and other materials, and Lynette's: unusual brooches made from recycled paintings.
Hand made individual Cards. Ann: using silk and wool in her pictures, paint in Lynette's and collage technique in Sandra's and Shiela's.
Textiles. Stunning wall hangings, including the much admired 'Tree of life' by Eta.
Sculpture. Jane: (CH) Various materials. Russell: Bog preserved natural wood sculptures. Painters. Jane:(CH) uses multy media, Sonia, conceptual art, Angela, excels in water-colour and acrylics. Diane, semi-abstract works in oils and acrylics, and Val's, detailed sea-shore pictures delight the eye. There are drawers full of Lynette's experiments to rummage through.
POTS BY ALAN AND LYNETTE The clays we use are stoneware and porcelain
We are versatile designers and our pots cover a wide range. You can find pots for the table thrown in the traditional way and decorated with slips and pigments. Alan is well known for his sculptural animals, especially sheep,bulls & badgers Both Alan and Lynette make a range of smaller modelled animals. They are very popular with children who like to make collections of them. Some of these children are the grandchildren of children who vistited us in the 1970's Visitors are intrigued by our achive collection showing more than four decades of work. These pots range from large decorative jugs down to carved and pierced porcelain of great delicacy. Another popular attraction is our exibition of 'what can go wrong'.
How our pots are fired
Our Kilns use gas as a fuel that gives us the atmosphere we need for our colours Depending on the weather, the pots are in the kiln up to twelve hours When the temprature reaches 1310'c we can stop We have a DVD of a kiln firing that could be viewed in the gallery. Or, you could arrange to see the real event
Lynette and Alan Gayden harlech pottery Pentre Efail, Harlech. LL46 2YG. Wales. UK
01341 247 397
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We will try to update this every month Also try Harlech Tourist Association web site. www.visit Harlech.wales www. Creative Gwynedd /Craft people. www. North Wales Potters
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