Category Archives: Exhibitions

Waterperry Gallery

Exhibition poster for” Birds Beasts and Flowers” at Waterperry Gallery

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.

stopcock raku chicken

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.

Obvara pots

Art in Action Gallery, Waterperry

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.

Birds Beasts and Flowers poster

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

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.

New work going up is our Steampunk range!!

Obvara owl Steampunk on antique garden sprayer

New events

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.

2018

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

Buckinghamshire Craft Guild

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.

Autumn news

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.

 

 

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.