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.
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.
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
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.
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 exhibition- Korn-u-Kopia starts at the Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted tomorrow March 28th.
Richard and Carol’s ceramics
Sally Stocker textiles
Yvonne Cornes ceramics
Jeremy’s work with Sally Bostock painting in the background
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