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.
Buckinghamshire Craft Guild at Layby Farm.
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.
penguins raku fired.
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.
Raku fired hare.
I had a delightful commission before Christmas. Close friends Tessa and Nigel got married in January 2018 and I was asked to make something for the table decorations. The colour scheme was white and navy.
Tessa and I put our heads together and came up with hearts impressed with lace that could be tied around the napkins with some blue ribbon.
Here’s one in the wedding photographs……
porcelain heart with lace imprint for wedding napkins. photography www.guyhearn.com
2018 has come racing in and it’s February already. Here are some events that R&B Ceramics will be taking part in during the first part of the year. We might not be at each one.
Wednesday February 14th, Richard and I will be manning and demonstrating at Bucks Craft Guild shop from 1-4. You can find it at Layby Farm, Stoke Mandeville (The Goat Centre) Further dates to be confirmed.
March 8-11th, Battersea Affordable Art Fair and May 10-13th Hampstead Affordable Art Fair with The Doorway Gallery.
March 24-25th, Art on the ,Brill, Brill School.
April 14th Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society Exhibition, The Church Hall, All Saints Church, The Causeway, Marlow, Bucks SL7 2AA
Saturday, December 2nd 2017
We will be at Amersham Artisans, St. Michael’s Church, Amersham on the Hill from 10-4.
It would be great to see you.
Richard and Carol’s ceramics
Buckinghamshire Craft Guild launched last week,on October 26th. It is based at Layby Farm, Stoke Mandeville and will be open 10-4 Tuesday- Sunday. Check out the facebook page for more details- search for Buckinghamshire Craft Guild. There are 31 members who will be selling their work, manning the gallery and demonstrating their crafts as they do.
Richard and I will be there on November 24th in the morning (10-1ish), if you would like to come along.
Buckinghamshire Craft Guild at Layby Farm.
Time has whistled by. We have been busy with getting a solo show sorted and up in Dublin. It ran from August 3-23rd and we managed to get over for the opening. It has been very exciting.
A-Z of Animals
So here we are in October, and making like mad. Here are some events and exhibitions you can find R&B Ceramics at.
Until October 7th Wooburn Arts Festival is on www.wooburn.com. We have some Female figures and some Raku heads.
We are exhibiting with Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted from October 10th-20th. www.dcpg.org.uk
Doorway Gallery are taking some pieces of work to the Edinburgh Art Fair which is on the weekend of November 17th-19th. www.artedinburghcom
London Potters (www.londonpotters.com) annual exhibition is taking place at The Morley Gallery , Westminster Bridge Road from November 20th- December 13th.
Amersham Artisans in on December 2nd at St. Michaels Church, Amersham from 10-4pm. One or both of us will be manning a table for the day.