Our exhibition continues at the Art in Action Gallery at Waterperry House. This weekend to coincide with Celebrating Ceramics, we will be demonstrating by the gallery. Come along and say hello. Celebrating Ceramics is a Craft in Focus/ Waterperry collaboration and there are some amazing ceramic artists taking part as well as demonstrations and talks.
On Friday July 19th, we will be demonstrating our handbuilding method. Everything starts with a wheelthrown enclosed shape and the animal evolves from that. Each piece is completely unique and mainly Raku fired.
Saturday July 20th we are planning to demonstrate the technique of Obvara. (weather permitting)It is a firing process similar to Raku. The results are unpredictable and fun.
We have been lucky enough that the Art in Action Gallery at Waterperry is exhibiting our work, alongside that of Anja Percival, during the next month. The exhibition includes Raku , Steampunk pieces, figurative female sculptures, tiles, poppies and bowls. The theme is Birds, Beasts and Flowers. We delivered today and look forward to seeing how the exhibition comes together as Liz Tagert works her magic. The show coincides with Handmade Oxford June 27-30th and Celebrating Ceramics July 19-21st. We will be there one or both weekends and hope to be demonstrating. Come and say hello.
We are off to Battersea this week. Exhibiting with the Doorway Gallery on stand F2. The show runs from Wednesday evening to Sunday. We are delivering tomorrow and will go back up to be sociable on Thursday.
We love going up to catch up with Denise from the gallery. Hopefully we’ll see a few other friends along the way.
So, back towards the end of last year some of my little porcelain bowls were taken to China.
In return, I was delighted to receive these beautiful bowls and 3 small packets of clay. one of porcelain, one of yellow and one of red clay. I have only opened the porcelain, which was a grey colour and hard to believe it would fire to white.
It was only 500g of clay and was very smooth to throw and did turn white on firing. The result was these small bowls – which are going back to China next week. Who knows…….. ??
It is always fun to be asked to do something different.
I did a Summer project with a group of people with a range of disabilities. We made a tile picture to represent where they live and their interests and creativity. I am always impressed by the imagination and thought they put in to their work.
The challenge for me was to fix everything to a backing, grout it and frame it.
I guess everyone who makes things is looking for new ideas. We certainly are always trying to push forwards with what we make. This is partly to keep the brains and creative impulse challenged, but, admittedly, partly due to both having a low boredom threshhold.
Sometimes it is something completely different. Often, it is using something that we do already, and taking off in a slightly new direction with it.
Richard has a serious ebay and car boot sale habit – which brings up interesting objects that need to be incorporated somehow………………….
steampunk chickens on antique garden sprayer and wood
After a clear out of the attic, I had a few interesting objects, too.
‘Hooter on a hooter’ Owl on antique brass car horn and wood
Apologies for the long gap since my last post. The Summer flashed by with glorious days. You can also find me posting on Instagram regularly as carol.ceramics and on facebook as carolceramics.
We are looking forward to another busy Autumn of events and exhibitions.
Prince and Pilgrim Gallery have their September Collection from September 13-16, www.princeandpilgrim.com. We are contributing a few pieces to this.
New mother and baby in progress for P&P
Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild are holding and exhibition and demonstrations at Kingsbury Barn in St Albans also September 13-16. Richard and I will be demonstrating on Sunday September 16 from 1-4pm. www.thedcpg.org.uk
chickens waiting for mounting on antique garden sprayer.
We are also exhibiting in the Visual Arts Exhibtion at St Paul’s Church Hall HP10 0PW, which is part of Wooburn Festival. Times are Sept 29th 1-6, Sunday Sept 30th- Thurs Oct 4th 10-6, Friday October 5th 10-8pm, Saturday Oct 6th 10-4.
blue water female figure on hard wood base. stoneware for in or outside.
Richard and I will be demonstrating at Buckinghamshire Craft Guild Shop, Layby Farm, Stoke Mandeville tomorrow, Sunday May 13 from 12-4pm.
Come along and see us work and also see the amazing talent of our colleagues in the craft guild – printmaking, jewellery, furniture, paper art, glass, books, textiles, stone carving and ceramics (and I have probably left something out).
There will be all new work displayed for Bucks Art Weeks 9-24th June, 2018.
It is only a week now, until we are at Fresh Art Fair. We are going to the Private View on Thursday April 26th evening and exhibiting with the Doorway Gallery on stand 30. On Friday April 27th, we are giving a demonstration as part of the Art Fair.
We will be at Fresh Art Fair this year with the Doorway Gallery. It is a first for us and we are really looking forward to it. Even more exciting is that we are going to be demonstrating on the Friday morning!! Gulp! Nothing like challenging yourself.