Craven Road Studio

Site Number: 82
Craven Road Studio - Print, Ceramics, Textiles, Mixed Media

The fantastic ceramicist Diana Barraclough will join Wendy Lloyd and Ursula Waechter at Wendy’s studio in Westfields, close to central Newbury.

Wendy continues to experiment with print and textile techniques, combining a wide spectrum of traditional and new methods. She takes her inspiration largely from interactions with nature – from landscape to abstract compositions. The work she will be showing in May ranges from framed and mounted prints and textile pieces to cards, covered sketchbooks, and hand-dyed scarves, t-shirts and bags.

Ursula makes pottery for use and decoration. The technique she uses is called Maiolica; brush-painted tin-glazed earthenware. She throws most of her work on the potter’s wheel and decorates with oxides and bright stains using latex resist and sgrafitto - drawing lines through the colour back to the glaze. Ursula accepts commissions and teaches throwing and decorating at her workshop.

Diana's work is high fired stoneware and is weatherproof and suitable for outside. Costal Cornwall is a constant influence on her work, as are gardens and the wildlife within them. Diana uses a variety of clays, slips and stains, oxides and glazes plus relief application to achieve colourful and interesting surfaces.

On street parking is limited, though usually available and we are a 5 minute walk from the Kennet Centre car park or a delightful walk along the canal from the town centre.


102 Craven Road
RG14 5NP
We are on the right with a red-leafed tree on the drive. Enter the studio via the white side gate.
Opening Dates and Times
Dates for May (11am to 5pm): 
We will be open 6-8pm on Friday 17 May for a private view
RefreshmentsWorking studio