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
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.
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. This is a dung beetle with its dung ball. It was interesting to work out the construction.
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
Set up today at Hatfield for Art in Clay over the next three days. Ignore the weather forecast and come along if you are nearby!
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.
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.
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.
Looking forward to this exhibition starting next week on February 16th and running until March 5th.
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.
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.
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Cheeky micro chicks
Richard and I are exhibiting with the London Potters annual exhibition. This takes place at The Morley Gallery, 61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT. We were delighted to see that our piece from last year features on this years flyer.
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. 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.
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.