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main website : www.winchcombearchivecollectiontrust.org

A Celebration of Practical Pottery opening hours

This major selling show opens at 2pm on Saturday 7th May. Those wishing to attend the opening must pre-book as space is now limited

Thereafter the following arrangements apply :

Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May : Daily 10am to 5pm

THEN

Thursday to Saturday inclusive : Daily 10am to 5pm until the end of June (last day 25th June)

Otherwise strictly by advance prior appointment (not Sundays)

Stonewares by Danlami Aliyu , Ray Finch and Michael Cardew ( TOP IMAGE all Ray Finch)

A Celebration of Practical Pottery (from Saturday 7th May 2022)

In the next week or so, we will be making available an online catalogue of the some 80 studio pots for sale from the Chestnut Gallery collection assembled in the 1980s and early 1990s

Please email us on the following address if you wish to receive a copy of this sales catalogue:

johnedgeler@gmail.com

Full opening hours to follow. Please telephone 01242 602 319 for further information

Winchcombe Archive Collection Trust leaflet and Friends application form

HOW TO BECOME A FRIEND

We are about to launch our Friends organisation for our Archive Trust at a complimentary afternoon buffet to be held at the Long Room Gallery, High Street, Winchcombe on Sunday 5th December 2021 from 1pm

For those wishing to join but unable to make this event, please complete the attached Trust leaflet quoting your current email address on the form and post it back to us at our Winchcombe address :

For a full list of the benefits of becoming a Friend, please see the attached downloadable word document which includes in full what you need to do to subscribe :

With many thanks for your support

HARVEST JUG TALK

This talk tracing the history of the Harvest Jug tradition of North Devon and the various influences on the decorative motifs employed by potters will be held at 2.45 for 3pm on Saturday 18th September 2021 in the main gallery of Queen Anne House

The cost is £10 per head to include tea and refreshments and there are still a few places left but it is recommended that interested parties get in touch as soon as possible

For bookings please either: email johnedgeler@gmail.com ; or telephone 01242 602 319 // 07791 782 243

Selling Exhibition of Country and Studio Pottery opening 18th September 2021

This Long Room Gallery selling exhibition of Country and Studio slipwares and Stonewares opens at 10am on Saturday 18th September. A catalogue of the items for sale is available through clicking on this link:

For sale enquiries please either: EMAIL johnedgeler@gmail.com or TEL 01242 602 319 // 07791 782 243

Please see previous blog for location of Gallery in the town

HARVEST HOME EXHIBITION

Opening on Friday 17th September 2021 at 10am to 5pm this show coincides with the launch of our new book (see below and previous blog) tracing the history of the harvest jug form and the decorative influences that inspired its decoration

(full opening details at bottom of blog)

The exhibition will comprise of pottery, print and painted art, artefacts and photography, and will include a sale of period and contemporary studio pottery on harvest and rural themes

OPENING TIMES

17th to 19th September 2021 from 10am to 5pm THEN

Thursday to Saturday inclusive (10am to 5pm) UNTIL Saturday 30th October

Or by prior appointment at other times (not Sundays)

Contact details

Telephone : 01242 602 319 / 07791 782 243

Email : johnedgeler@gmail.com

A HARVEST OF JUGS (new book)

This new 60 page title tracing the history of Harvest Jugs and their influence on 20th century studio pottery jug design will go on sale at the Winchcombe Archive Collection and Long Room Gallery on Saturday 18th September 2021

Produced in full colour 21 x 21 cm art format it contains over 150 illustrations and is the first ever published specialised study on the Harvest Jug tradition of North Devon and the West Country

Limited edition of 100 copies

Price £25 plus p&p

Please email johnedgeler@gmail.com or telephone 01242 602 319 to order a copy (postage & packing £3 UK only)

HOW TO FIND US

The Winchcombe Archive Collection and Long Room Gallery is in Queen Anne House (see map above) on the high street of Winchcombe close to local shops and is open during bi-annual shows and by prior appointment at other times

For further information please ring 01242 602 319 or email john@edgeler.gmail.com

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