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.
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.
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.
We are really looking forward to exhibiting with Lucy Ryan of the Barn Galleries at the Odney Club in Cookham. It is a beautiful space and right by the Thames.
poppy seed heads, stoneware ceramic and metal.
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
Affordable Art Fair Battersea starts tomorrow. We are exhibiting with The Doorway Gallery on stand F2. The show is open 11-21.30 on Thursday and 11-18.00 Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
We delivered a car full of ceramic heads, figures, hares, whippets and more today. affordableartfair.com
Ceramic figure with gold leaf details
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.
On Sunday December 4th, Richard and I did a workshop for a group in Medmenham. The youngsters ranged from 8-17 years old. They glazed their pottery pieces and then we fired them. We even tried some Obvara firing. We were blessed with perfect weather.
setting up the kilns
Everyone had a good time and the results were great.
keeping an eye on the firing
glazing the pottery
the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!
I loved the chickens. They came out to be nosy.