PenMon Pottery

oh, I do like to be beside the seaside...

local involvment

based on Anglesey in Beautiful north wales

Classes

I do not offer regular workshops but should you have a group of people I can arrange a scupture workshop for you. I am happy teaching old or young, and those with extra needs.  You can have a Pop Up Pottery at your own venue (providing there are tables and space for everyone), or I can arrange a work space in Beaumaris. I charge £40 per person which covers materials, a first kiln firing, a single colour glaze and final firing.
If you would like more detail in your glazing a workshop where you can paint your own work can be booked for a later date at a cost of £30 per person.
Special Occassions
Big birthdays, 9th Wedding Anniversary, family reunions... all good excuses to create a family piece to mark the occasion forever. These
workshops where those taking part are adding a small part to a large overall piece are charged at £100 for the session and £5 per person taking part.

Community Projects

Community projects are fun! It can be lonely creating sculptures up in the hills so I like to get involved with a community project every year I have enjoyed co-ordinating several large projects in Hampshire.  These projects always involved working with residents, local business and Borough Councils. They range from a massive windmill mosaic involving 500 people to a tactile brick sculpture created by partially sighted adults and children. Since re locating to Anglesey I have worked with young visitors to Anglesy Sea Zoo to create a ceramic frieze inspired by Menai the turtle (have a look in the gallery). This fabulous creature was rescued by the Sea Zoo, nursed back to health and released back into the wild.  Sadly she did not survive but the frieze hangs in the Sea Zoo in memory of her incredible story. http://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk  Last year I co ordinated a project with Anglesey Archive and children supported by Gorwel, to create a wonderful tiled wall depicting the shipwreck of The Royal Charter (see gallery). http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/leisure/records-and-archives
In 2019 I am planning an Arts award project ...warch this space.

conservation

We are verging on the amazing! In Anglesey we have 9 miles of protected verges that need preserving. These are patches of ancient meadow full of unusual and rare plants that have survived as verges between agricultural land and roads. Most of these sites on Anglesey are on this corner of the Island. Because they have conservation orders on them they need specialist management by law. Unfortunately there is no longer a budget for this to be done. It would be tragic to loose these beautiful verges and the wildlife they support so to help in some small way I am making wild flower plaques showing the plants on different walks. All the profit from these plaques will go to the Wildlife Trust to support these special spaces. You can help by purchasing a plaque on this site or from Echo Beach Gallery in Beaumaris.
Alternatively you could donate directly to ...https://www.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/donate