Salisbury Contemporary Craft – Salisbury Cathedral

I will be exhibiting my latest work at Salisbury Contemporary Craft show held at Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters on Friday 8th September and Saturday 9th September.

For more info please visit

Next term pottery classes enrollment date 7. August

The enrollment for next term pottery classes (all ages) starts on 7th August on the Salisbury Arts Centre website.
From 8. August you can book from the box office.
Please note the classes are very popular and sell out fast.

Glaze and fire lecture

10 June 2017 2pm
Glaze and fire lecture at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Main topic – ceramic change.

Pre-Christmas Collections


Pottery will be open for Pre-Christmas collections on

Thursday 19.December 6.00-7.00pm


Friday 20.December 9.30-11.00am

Please make sure that you come to collect your work during these sessions.

If you cannot then give me a ring at the earliest opportunity on 01722 34 30 34.

I will not be in the workshop after midday 20.December and the Pottery will not be open again until the New Year. 

See you all soon


Electric Kiln Workshop at Salisbury Arts Centre 2.11. 2013


Session1  2.11.2013   10.30 – 12.30     Talk

Introduction to firing an electric kiln for ceramics
This workshop is intended to enable people to fire an electric kiln with confidence and with  an understanding of the process.

During this talk Mirka Golden-Hann will explain basics of how to use an electric kiln. Topics covered include the control, the packing and firing of biscuit (first firing), and earthenware/stoneware glazes. General kiln care and health and safety issues will be covered too. The presentation will also demonstrate various decorating effects which can be achieved in the electric kiln.

Session2   2.11.2013   13.00-16.00   Practical

Introduction to glazes for the electric kiln

Practical workshop to cover glazing basics for the electric kiln. Students will conduct practical experiments under supervision: for some this will be an introduction to glazes, for others a furtherance of existing knowledge. Practical demonstrations will include working with commercial glazes, stains, underglazes, overglazes and transfer application. There will also be a demonstration of mixing glazes to a recipe. Furthermore participants will have the chance to make tests of brand new glazes for both stoneware and earthenware temperatures.

Please bring dust masks if you already own one, a pair of surgical gloves, and if you wish to test lustres or specialist glazes please get in touch prior to the workshop.

Session 3   16.11.2013


Assessment of glaze test results from the glaze testing session.


If you have any questions regarding this course please contact me on or at the studio on 01722 34 30 34

To book this course please ring Salisbury Arts Centre Box Office on 01722 321744 or visit

Tickets: £40 or ( £5 session one only)


Autumn Craft Collection at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Exhibition dates: 30 August – 9 November 2013


Salisbury Art Trail 5-13 October 2013

Open studio -opportunity to see and buy my work inside my creative space.

Studio address:   Pottery Studio at Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin St.,  Salisbury, SP1 3UT

Open to public  10am-3pm.

Please note there are regular classes running in the studio during this week.



I will be exhibiting my latest work at the fantastic ART IN ACTION, an opportunity to see some of the country’s finest makers across many disciplines

Waterperry House near Oxford

18 – 21 July

You will be able to find me in the Teachers’ Exhibition tent

and for further info please visit


Homegrown exhibition ‘Heroic in the Everyday’  featuring Salisbury Arts Centre’s talent is nearly set up just a few finishing touches before the PV on Friday 5.July at 5.30.

I am particularly excited and scared about “Heeled and Knuckled” dance piece which is a collaboration between myself, with the great help of some of my youth pottery participants, and Carrie Madgwick and Jigsaw and Seesaw dance companies. This piece combines the disciplines of contemporary dance, ceramics installation and film in order to bring about a piece which merges the concepts of a time specific work with that of a permanent artefact.

Some of the dance will be performed on 5 July over an area of clay capturing each imprint of the dance as imparted into the surface of the pliable material. Clay here acts as an uncompromising chronicler. Reminiscent of the anonymity of footprints left on a muddy byway, perhaps by pilgrims and ramblers. This clay will then be left to dry and fired only to be reassembled again on 31 July as a piece of ceramic and film floor installation. Thank you to Tom Sneddon and Filmakers for making the film and Ellie who mixed the music.


My next firing is scheduled for 10 July the kiln will be unpacked for Art in Action on the 13th. Students can come to collect work on the 13 July between 11 and 12 am.