Traditional earthenware Pottery workshops at Castle Hill Arts with Tony Hall & Lois Hopwood in Knucklas Wales

Pottery workshops for friends and families  at Castle Hill Pottery with Tony Hall and Lois Hopwood  Throwing pots, decorating  hand pressed tiles, earthenware jugs and plates using the traditional slip carving method.     Earthenware Slip carving is  is made by scraping away the top layer of white slip leaving the dark earthenware body exposed. …

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Terracotta Pottery at Castle Hill Pottery Knucklas

Terracotta Pottery at Castle Hill Pottery Knucklas & Rhos organics Knighton have been a great fit this month. Here is some more of Tony’s  Terracotta pottery at Castle Hill Pottery, where this morning we are busy making lots of garden pots for a summer wedding .  Even better come to our open studios weekend at Art down the …

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Short films and art workshops with Lois Hopwood

My Art and film workshops  with schools in Powys began last October. Now it is mid March , there is deep snow outside, and school is cancelled tomorrow. So yesterday at 9.30 pm at the kitchen table ,when I had finished the last of four short films for an exhibition, using ipods, an old Lenovo …

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Lois Hopwood Drawing residency at the Bleddfa Centre

Lois Hopwood Drawing residency at Bleddfa September 2017 with the Presteigne Festival and story teller Michael Harvey   Local artist Lois Hopwood  plans to make a series of big Landscape drawings in the Bleddfa Gallery during the week 18th – 22nd September .           Lois says “As an artist I have …

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Wood fired Kilns at Castle Hill Arts in July 2017

Wood fired Kilns  Today, sometime in July 2017 we went  get the seasoned wood for the wood fired kiln that Tony has built in his biggest of sheds . This is the culmination of five years planning, finding, buying  and building. First the clippings from our hedge rows were burnt and the ash soaked . …

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Shropshire Hills Art Week

SHAW Shropshire Hills Art Week Knucklas Open Studios

Shropshire Hills Art Week Open studios comes to Knucklas 3rd – 11th June 2017   It’s the Shropshire Hills Art Week and we are getting prepared for SHAW in Knucklas, which  if you didn’t know already, is near Knighton on the Powys/ Shropshire borders and  home to an extraordinary number of Artists studios.…

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Landscape painting day at the Pales

Landscape painting day at the Pales 13th June 10 – 4pm Be inspired by the landscape around the Pales at a landscape painting and drawing workshop led by Lois Hopwood and Karl Sylvester .                                           …

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Tony Hall is getting ready for Spring with hundreds of Terracotta Garden Pots

This photo is of a hundred Terracotta pots taken by the Times magazine for an article written by Katherine Swift when the kids were small and I was… smaller too. At the moment Tony’s studio is packed with Terracotta Garden pots and it’s only February. The garden pots all hand thrown and fettled, are sitting out a six …

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David Nash and Castlehillarts

      In the summer of 2008 we went on an Art school trip with the Sidney Nolan Trust to Blaenau Ffestiniog and the studios of David Nash.     The wood sculptures amongst the Mountains and  optimism of worldwide artistic success, against a backdrop of wet slate quarries and ‘European funded’ signs .     …

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