Hepple WI, October meeting

Hepple WI were pleased to welcome Lorna Watkinson of Rainbow Pottery to their October meeting to give a wonderful demonstration of pottery painting.

Lorna showed in detail how to paint various items of pottery, including plates, bowls and even Christmas tree baubles.

She showed the different techniques to achieve a professional finish, using special paints and washes.

Some effects were achieved by using stencils and others simply by painting freehand.

Members were then invited to paint their own item of pottery, using the techniques demonstrated by Lorna.

She then took away the items to fire and would be returning the finished pottery to members the following week.

The competition for the evening for a pottery cup and saucer was won by Rosie Dickson, with Barbara Hunter second and Charlotte Boxall third.