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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

Last November will saw the 10th anniversary of Milland's Contemporary Crafts exhibition and sale, an annual opportunity to meet the makers and find some unique Christmas gifts. The brainchild of organisers Angela Carter of Milland Pottery and weaver Hilary Charlesworth, this well-established event brings together local crafts including wood, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and much more. Now a firm fixture in many people's winter calendars, Milland Contemporary Crafts also raises money for Samaritans through donations for homemade refreshments, available all weekend.

Once again the Milland Contemporary Craft Show was a great success with it's friendly, relaxed atmosphere. For many this has become an annual event and it is great to see returning visitors and new ones. The amount we collected from the refreshments for Samaritans was considerably up - £318.59. All thanks to the great efforts of the exhibitors supplying delicious cakes and soups for the refreshmenrs. So popular are the cakes that there is a suggestion to print out as many recipes as possible and sell the sheets at this year's sale with the proceeds going to Samaritans.

So for cake, a catch up and some fabulous finds, make a note in your diary of this year's show - 21st and 22nd November 2015!! Watch this space for more news.


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.
The Hampshire Artists Co-operative is an artist led exhibiting group, whose members vary from painters to glassmakers with ceramics, jewellery and textiles, as well as printmaking and drawing all being represented.. Formed in 2007, the group was set up to bring together artists and craftspeople in Hampshire to exhibit a range of Contemporary Art and Crafts at The Selborne Gallery, Selborne Hants. Five shows were put on each year, running consecutively from February to December with guest artists featuring in every new exhibition.

The Gallery has been put on the market and as a sale has now been secured the group awaits the results of negotiations with new owners to be able to continue exhibiting in Selborne. In the interim the group is looking further afield for new venues. Since its inception the standard of work produced by the members of HAC has been high, and the determination to maintain the quality means that all new members have to go through a vetting procedure. The members of the group have developed close bonds, this can be seen in the development of a unique system of juxtaposing the different disciplines to show off the diverse techniques and mediums used by members. The variety of work shown at each exhibition means that there is always something fresh and new to see, in a range of prices to suit all budgets. To keep in touch with HAC's news and events please go to www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk or find us on Facebook. The website has links to each member.

OUR NEXT EXHIBITION IS AT SIR HAROLD HILLIER'S GARDENS, AMPFIELD, ROMSEY SO15 OQA
FROM 27th FEBRUARY - 29th MARCH.




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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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