Category Archives: Exhibitions

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

St Ives

We are off to St Ives, with a car packed full of ceramics and photographs. Looking forward to a week of fun, sun, sea and exhibiting at the Salthouse Gallery.

Jeremy White, Godfrey Thorpe, Chris Read, Chris Inder, Chantal Fordham, Richard Ballantyne, and Bernard Faricy are all taking part our 4th exhibition here.


Obvara technique

Obvara technique




Bucks Open Studios 2016

Male figure. Crank clay with oxide and glaze. Approximately 65 cm high.

Male figure. Crank clay with oxide and glaze. Approximately 65 cm high.

Bucks Open Studios is rapidly approaching. We are opening on June 17th from 11am at Broomfield Farm, Rignall Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9PE. We are exhibiting with Roger Longdin who takes large format photographs and prints in both colour and monochrome in his home studio. Open Studios starts from this Saturday June 11th and there are over 300 entries in the directory.

At the same time as Open Studios, Richard and I are taking part in the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead June 16-19th . The kiln is working very hard to keep up.

We love working with the Doorway Gallery and hope to be at the private view next Wednesday evening.

Chris took this photograph of one of the male figures I have made. It will go to one of the exhibitions. They are high fired so can be in the garden or house. Emerging from the greenery seems to be an effective way to display the garden sculpture.

Demonstration this Friday

We set up the exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted today. It is looking good. Peter’s lovely landscapes and portraits on the wall and the ceramics of Chantal, Chris, Jeremy, Richard and I around the gallery. The exhibition starts tomorrow, February 16th.

Richard and I will be demonstrating  this Friday, February 19th, from 10am for a couple of hours. We will be making some of our Raku animals. Peter Keegan will also be demonstrating his painting skills. Hope to see some of you there.

Upstairs gallery poster

Christmas Event in Amersham on the Hill


Micro penguins. Raku fired smaller penguins.

This Saturday (5th December) Amersham Artisans are taking part in the Christmas fun at Amersham-on-the Hill. We will be in St Michael’s Church from 10-6pm. There are some talented local artists showing their work such as jewellery, textiles, photography, metal art, glass, and much more.

The high street will be pedestrians only and there will also be a number of outdoor stalls and activities, including ice skating, carols and switching on the Christmas Tree lights.

Brighton mugs

Brighton mugs

I have made a few items with a Christmas feel, but there will also be the usual animals, bowls, mugs and jugs. Richard and Alice are enjoying the Christmas markets of Bruges this weekend, so Chris may need to be persuaded to lend a hand.

Click on the smaller images to view at full size.

Cheeky micro chicks

Cheeky micro chicks

Salthouse Gallery, St Ives.

We had another great week in St Ives at the end of July. The gallery was busy with interesting visitors including a seagull. Chantal Fordham joined us this year for the first time. She handbuilds fine  earthenware vessels decorated with ceramic buttons.

Form an orderly queue please.

Form an orderly queue please. This photos shows Chantal’s vessels, Chris’s photos and my thrown pottery.

Chris successfully exhibited his photographs this year. Bernard Faricy joined us again and entertained the gallery with his guitar playing and singing. He drew a crowd busking on the harbourside, too.

Bernard Faricy

Bernard Faricy

Highlights for us, apart from being in the gallery, were a visit to the spectacular Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and a night at the Minack Theatre.

Art in Clay, Hatfield

Busy most of Friday with "Throw a Pot" customers while Chris haggles with customers on the display

Busy most of Friday with “Throw a Pot” customers….

This year’s Art in Clay at Hatfield House has so far been blessed with sunshine and hazy blue skies. Once again I have joined a group of five potters running the “Throw a Pot” tent. For a small fee of £2 we help anyone from 2 to 92 years of age to have a go. Such fun and amazingly grateful customers. Everyone goes home with a pot, however it looks!

...but there was time for a few short breaks during the day

…but there was time for a few short breaks during the day

Hatfield House is a lovely venue for the event. The grounds are huge – we managed to get lost in the one way system on set-up day, getting on the wrong side of The Lady of the House! The exhibitor tents house the main show, however the “Throw a Pot” potters also have their own work on display.

View from the display

View from the display

Jeremy shows a customer how to make a....... can you see what it is yet?

Jeremy shows a customer how to make a……. can you see what it is yet?

I’ll be there all weekend, with Richard looking after the display. So please come and see us between10am and 5.30pm on Sat or 10am and 5pm on Sunday.