Richard St John Heeley has 20 years experience teaching pottery at all levels. He has demonstrated and lectured to ceramic societies and universities around the country including at the V&A Museum. He is a full time professional potter exhibiting regularly around the UK and internationally. He is a selected member of the Craft Potters Association and currently runs a pottery at Hempmill Brook just outside Market Drayton. This is a special intermediate to advanced three-day masterclass with Richard Heeley, focusing on throwing, turning and decorating porcelain. Richard will discuss the characteristics, technology and history of porcelain, demonstrating techniques and strategies for success in throwing and turning. Richard will also demonstrate his blue and white under glaze technique, focusing on brushwork, mark making and pattern design using cobalt pigments.
I'm a full-time studio potter originally from Portland, I like making functional pots, mainly with drawings of animals.