Bucks Open Studios with Roger Longdin and Richard Ballantyne

Bucks Open Studios starts on June 10th and runs until June 25th. We’ll be opening the doors at beautiful Broomfield Farm, Rignall Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9PE at 10.30 on that Saturday.  Roger will be showing new and old favourites from his amazing landscape photography.  Richard and I will be bringing Raku animals with quirky character, thrown functional pottery, and sculpture.

We are open on June 10th,11th,16th,17th,18th from 10.30-5.30. It is the tenth year that Roger and I have taken part in Bucks Open Studios- seems hard to believe. So, it will be a bit of a celebration. We are thinking of taking a break next year, so possibly a farewell, too.

Near us in Rignall Road are Wendy Johnson and friends in Broomfield Hill and Fin Orrom Carr at Rignall Lodge.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

female figure on wood, approx 75cm

 

small porcelain bowls with glass, approx 6cm diameter.

Agate thrown porcelain bowls, various sizes.

Summer events

We have got to that busy time of year. Exhibitions  currently taking place are at the Odney Club in Cookham – Sculpture in the Garden. It is organised by Lucy Irvine of the Barn Galleries. See previous post for dates and times. We have several pieces on display around the garden. It is an amazing space with some gorgeous sculptures on display.

New figurative work. Stoneware clay, glazes, oxides and stains. Approx 50cm high.

The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead is on this weekend- May 11-14.  See the Doorway Gallery stand at H2.  We are also massively excited to be heading to Dublin in August to exhibit at the Doorway Gallery. Heidi Wickham will be showing her paintings at the same time.

Bucks Open Studios is fast approaching. It starts on June 10th. We will be exhibiting at Roger’s lovely studio in Great Missenden. It is the 10th year that Roger and I have done Bucks Open Studios together and feels a bit of a landmark. I think we may be taking a break next year. We will be open on June 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Richard and I also have work at Obsidian Art and Claydon House. It is also a year since I stopped nursing to do the ceramics full time. It has been such an amazing year and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to follow a dream.

Agate ware bowls, porcelain and porcelain with cobalt oxide.

The Sculpture Garden

We are really looking forward to exhibiting with Lucy Ryan of the Barn Galleries at the Odney Club in Cookham. It is a beautiful space and right by the Thames.

invite to Odney Sculpture Garden

poppy seed heads, stoneware ceramic and metal.

poppy seed heads, stoneware ceramic and metal.

 

 

Exhibition at Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted

The exhibition- Korn-u-Kopia starts at the Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted tomorrow March 28th.

Richard and Carol's ceramics

Richard and Carol’s ceramics

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Sally Stocker textiles

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Yvonne Cornes ceramics

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Jeremy’s work with Sally Bostock painting in the background

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Lucy Hausman work

 

A collection of artworks by Sally Bostock, Lucy Hausman paintings/prints, Sally Stocker -textiles and ceramics from Richard Ballantyne, Jeremy White, Chantal Fordham, Yvonne Cornes and Carol Read.

Demonstrations by the artists confirmed – Sally Bostock will be in the gallery on April 5th. Carol Read and Richard Ballantyne will be in the gallery on April 11th (11-1.30ish), Sally Stocker will be demonstrating her textiles April 4th (to be confirmed)

See website for directions and opening times   www.upstairsgallery.co.uk

 

 

Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair Battersea starts tomorrow. We are exhibiting with The Doorway Gallery on stand F2.  The show is open 11-21.30 on Thursday and 11-18.00 Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

We delivered a car full of ceramic heads, figures, hares, whippets and more today.   affordableartfair.com

 

Ceramic figure with gold leaf details

Ceramic figure with gold leaf details

 

New year events

Here we are in February already. There are various projects on the go. It has been so cold, it takes a big effort to get out to the studio.

the view from the studio

the view from the studio

Events coming in the next couple of months.

February 16-22nd. Prince and Pilgrim pop up gallery  32, Seymour Place, Marylebone. www.princeandpilgrim.com

March 8th-12th  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with Doorway Gallery. www.thedoorwaygallery.com

March 18-19th. Art on the Hill, Brill  www.brillart.org

March 27-April 15th  Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.

Figure in progress

This figure is part way through being made. I am thinking of adding a head or face………

 

We have been working hard to get things made for all the up coming events.

A strange commission. Dung beetle

A strange commission. This is a dung beetle with its dung ball. It was interesting to work out the construction.

 

 

Raku workshop

On Sunday December 4th, Richard and I did a workshop for a group in Medmenham. The youngsters ranged from 8-17 years old. They glazed their pottery pieces and then we fired them. We even tried some Obvara firing. We  were blessed with perfect weather.

setting up the kilns

setting up the kilns

Everyone had a good time and the results were great.

keeping an eye on the firing

keeping an eye on the firing

glazing the pottery

glazing the pottery

the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!

the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!

I loved the chickens. They came out to be nosy.

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chicks

 

Amersham Artisans

On December 3rd, we took part in the Amersham Artisans event at St Michael’s Church,  Amersham on the Hill. It was part of the Christmas festival in Amersham with stalls, carols, Christmas lights being turned on. The church was buzzing with local artists and visitors. Homemade cakes and drinks also brought people in from the cold.

The display at Amersham Artisans

The display at Amersham Artisans

London Potters Exhibition

Yesterday we braved the train and tube and hoards in London carrying two huge Ikea bags containing precious ceramics  to deliver to the Morley Gallery. It is the annual London Potters Exhibition. The show starts next week and here is a link to the flyer.

POTTERY invite 2 – Copy

 

Next Saturday is Amersham Artisans exhibition in St Michael’s Church, Amersham on the Hill 10-4 ish.  There are some talented local artists selling ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass, and more- that’s your Christmas list sorted.

Look forward to seeing you.

Porcelain Christmas tree decoration

Porcelain Christmas tree decoration