Yvonne Heath

I got bitten by the clay bug when I had to accompany my sister to a night class when we were in our teens. Work and family commitments meant that pottery had to be put on hold until I was made redundant. 

NOW WAS MY CHANCE! 

I attended Burslem College and obtained a National Certificate in Pottery and design and also went to a night class at Newcastle college where Hazel was the tutor. 

At first all of my work was high fired stoneware, mainly domestic ware thrown on the wheel and fired in an electric kiln, but after visiting the Potters Barn where they were firing Raku I had  a great time with exciting results. I decided to make some comical animals and birds and have a go with some great results. I expanded the range to include pictures, mainly of boats, brooches and colourful vases, candle- sticks and plaques . I now have my own raku kiln but still go to the firing parties at the Potters Barn for  a fun day out. 

I also do smoke firing in metal dustbin. It has provided some good results but is still a bit hit and miss and you certainly end up smelling like a bonfire. 

I have sold my work through the guild craft fairs and at the Newcastle Museum and also at the gallery at the Potters Barn as well as to family and friends.  

        
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email: yvonneheath@nsgc.co.uk

 
   

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