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Visit Milland Pottery for an enjoyable day out in Hampshire / Sussex



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Milland Pottery
Milland Lane
Milland, nr. Liphook
Hampshire GU30 7JP

Tel. 01428 741530

info@millandpottery.co.uk



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Hampshire Artists Cooperative


Milland Pottery Hampshire

Milland Pottery is tucked away in the beautiful rural valley of Milland in Hampshire / Sussex. It is run by ceramicist, Angela Carter. Situated 1 mile off the B2070 Liphook - Petersfield road, just 5 miles from Midhurst in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the pottery is open most weekdays and Saturday mornings (not Sundays and Mondays). It is advisable to telephone before visiting, 01428 741530.

The summer of 2012 saw the opening of our new showroom, with a dedicated room to display the pots on beautiful sycamore shelving (made by our neighbouring company, Timber Resources).

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This has enabled us to have a larger work area to accommodate bigger groups of budding potters.


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The pots are produced on the potter's wheel using a red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips under a transparent or matt glaze. Most of the pots are functional, either one-offs or small production runs.

Commissions are welcomed, either individual commemorative pieces or special order pots, plates, bowls etc. Ideal for wedding, birthday, Christmas presents.

A new range of non functional pots using a variation on primitive bonfire firing techniques are being produced. Sawdust, seaweed, coffee grounds, wire wool, copper wire and common pottery chemicals are burnt to give random and exciting colours on the pots.

The black pots are fired in a sealed "saga" full of sawdust. The oxygen supply is restricted, the saw dust does not burn cleanly and turns the pots black. The pots are burnished before firing and polished after to bring out the colours. To keep the burnish, the pots cannot be fired very high so they are porous and should only be used for decorative purposes.


Milland Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

As in past years the Milland Contemporary Craft Fair held in November last year was a great success. The hall looked really amazing, best yet and the number of visitors was a new record. Using the hall’s staging blocks helps to make a really interesting display. Thanks for all the very positive feedback.

The wonderful food donated by the stall holders enabled us to raise £267.42 for Samaritans.

The dates for this year’s show are 22nd & 23rd November 2014.

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Pottery Classes

Clay is one of the most satisfying and soothing materials to work with. In its most simple form it can be dug from the ground and fashioned into simple forms and heated to a high temperature (fired) to form a usable pot. Clay is made up of millions of tiny plate shaped particles. When water is present in the correct proportion these particles will slide easily over each other without breaking and the clay can be easily moulded or shaped. From the earliest times people have used the qualities of clay to form functional and decorative artefacts.

At Milland Pottery, we like to share the excitement of shaping a lump of clay into a pot. The pottery is well known for classes for children and adults. Sessions are usually for one to one and a half hours long. To truly understand the making processes it is preferable if a couple of visits are possible. Groups are kept small so everyone gets plenty of attention. Techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter's wheel are all covered. Many adults find making pots on the wheel so absorbing that all life's stresses get forgotten for a while.


Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties are another popular event at the pottery. Under the banner of 'Messy Fun for the young'; it is self descriptive. Parties for the 'not quite so young' are also popular. A pottery session fits in well to a ‘hen party’ weekend or a friend's 'get together'. A gift voucher for a pottery session or two makes an original birthday, Christmas or special occasion present. These can be easily arranged via our email.


Our History

Started in austere times after the Second World War, the pottery was built using traditional techniques of wattle and daub and chestnut timbers cut from the nearby woods.

Angela Dannreuther Carter and Jane Hawkins worked together at MILLAND POTTERY for many years until Jane's retirement. Jane studied at Guildford Art School before setting up the pottery at Milland in 1947. In the early days she worked with fellow potter, Ray Marshall and later with her husband George Hawkins until his death in 1977. Angela joined Jane in 1979 after a three year Ceramics course at West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham.


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Angela Carter



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Woodblock print of pottery by Pat Kettle



Hampshire Artists Cooperative

http://www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk
info@hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk

Angela is also a member of the Hampshire Artists Cooperative exhibiting at Selborne Gallery. The Hampshire Artists Co-operative is an artist led exhibiting group whose members are contemporary artists and craftspeople currently from the east side of Hampshire. The artists work in a mixture of media from water colour, oils, mixed media, collage, charcoal and line drawing to various types of print making techniques. The 3D work includes ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles. Formed in 2007, the group was set up to exhibit a range of Contemporary Art and Crafts at The Selborne Gallery, Selborne Hants GU34 3JQ. The Gallery is open 11am-5pm (11-4pm in the winter) Wednesday - Sundays February – December (weekends only in January) Since its inception the standard of work produced by the members of the Hampshire Artists Co-operative has been high, and the determination to maintain the quality means that all new members are carefully chosen. The members of the group have developed close bonds, which can be seen in the way that the work is displayed, a seamless blend of subject matter, style and technique. As a cooperative, each member has to participate in the running of the group. One of the main duties is to staff the gallery so that visitors will nearly always be greeted by one of the artists or craftspeople.

Guest Artists:
The group is always looking for new artists to exhibit as guest artists ( with the possibility of joining the group). Please email penny_adams@mail.com. There is a selection meeting every couple of months.

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Milland Pottery, Milland Lane, Milland, nr. Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7JP

Tel. 01428 741530 Email: info@millandpottery.co.uk


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