Two examples of my recent pieces of sculpture will be on show at the ‘Art in the Garden’ exhibition this summer in the Sir Harold Hillier Garden in Hampshire, starting on 11th May 2019 and continuing until October.
I have previously had my ceramics shown in this lovely garden and it gave me great pleasure.
The pieces I will be exhibiting are inspired by the seedpods of Japanese Anemones, which I find more fascinating than the actual flowers. The seedpods start off quite firm with a nice pattern. They then open up, expand, and blow away.
To make the sculptures, I first carved the shape by hand in plaster and then made a mould from that shape, before casting clay into the plaster mould. One of the pieces is soda-wood fired and the other is fired in the gas kiln in my Sheffield studio.
Both pieces are designed to be placed outdoors and add interest to a garden environment.
Art in The Garden 2019
Sir Harold Hillier Garden,
My white porcelain vessels are included in the new exhibition at the Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield. The show opens on Friday 10 June and is on until 22 July.
The gallery also shows my small multicoloured vases, which makes good summer presents.
The Cupola is to be found on 178-178a Middlewood Road Sheffield S6 1TD
I shall take part in the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair on Sunday 7th May with my ceramics.
I will be selling a new smaller vessels and vases as well as some larger soda/wood fired plates and planters.
It will be my first time at this craft fair and I am looking forward to the event. I have heard nice things about it and the list of exhibitors looks exciting.
The fair takes place at Altrincham Town Hall, Manchester.
There is a Facebook event page for the event here where you can find more information > https://www.facebook.com/events/2021166451444856/
I shall be at the Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market with my ceramics this weekend – Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November. The market is free and it is open from 10am-5pm.
There will be over 50 stalls at the market selling art and craft.
I will bring some of my lighting. My porcelain lights were very popular at our open days at Yorkshire Artspace last weekend. I will also be selling other pieces, among them my small pebble pots, which makes good Christmas presents.
The Hepworth Wakefield is one of my favourite galleries, so it’s nice to be at the Christmas Market there and get a chance to nip in and have a look at the exhibits.
You can find more information about the Hepworth Christmas Market here http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/christmas/
I will be taking part in the RHS London Show Shades of Autumn at Vincent Square SW1 later this month with my birdbath and planters. I will be selling other pots as well, including some of my smaller vases.
I will also be bringing along a few of my handmade porcelain tiles. These ceramic tiles can be used together in kitchens as a splashbacks or in a bathroom, or alternatively they could be used as coasters or simply to display.
RHS Shades of Autumn London Show
Date: 28 – 29 October 2016
Time: Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
Venue: RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London
You can read more about the show on the RHS website
I will be taking my ceramics to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield this weekend (Saturday 20th August), for their Market Day.
I’m looking forward to looking round the gallery while I’m there as there’s an exhibition of Stanley Spencer’s paintings that I’d like to see.
MARKET DAY – SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 10AM – 5PM
THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD
One of my new vessels will be in the ‘Shaped from the Earth‘ show that opens at the Millennium Gallery here in Sheffield this Saturday.
I am happy to be included in this show and I think it will be interesting. Actually I am excited about Saturday when it opens.
The exhibition is curated by Penny Withers, who, like myself, have a studio at Yorkshire Artspace: Persistence Works. The show include some 28 artists who works in ceramics, all based in Sheffield. Now I do know a lot of potters living in this northern city, but 28!
I can hardly wait to see the diversity of all this ceramics. We all have our own approach to the medium and get inspired by different things around us and work in clay can mean so many different things.
I think it is an inspired idea from the Millennium to let a potter choose the pieces for this show of local makers, working in clay.
It could be a little gem! The show is meant to give a picture of what is being made in Sheffield but it will also probably reflect Penny’s approach to pottery/ceramics.
Come and see for yourself, I am sure all the potters will be there on Saturday.
The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair –16-17 February 2016
On Tuesday and Wednesday 16 & 17 February I will be at the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair in Vincent Square, London. I will be showing a selection of my handmade garden ceramics, which includes small birdbaths and planters for outdoors.
The larger ceramic planters are ideal for bulbs and other plants which require a deep pot. The smaller planters are suitable for trailing plants and succulents.
My small birdbaths are handmade in stoneware and can be a focal point in any garden.
I have started making porcelain tiles, I shall bring some of them along as well. The tiles can be used to add interest around the house.
All pieces will be available for sale. I hope to see you there.