We are having our annual Open Studios from 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 of this month.
This year it will be mostly work in progress, as I am working for my solo show in April 2020. This show will be at the Persistence Works Gallery .
It is new ceramics I have been developing over the last two year. I shall write more about it later. I am greatly looking forward to showing my new pieces, but you must wait for the show to happen.
There will however be plenty to look at for the Open Studios and I will be selling pieces that have been shown around the country at somehow reduced prices.
I look forward to see you at one of the two days.
As I am mow working for my solo show in spring of 2020, I will probably not be making any garden pots, larger birdbaths and planters for some time.
I will be selling my garden pieces at our Open Studios at the weekend, some at reduced price.
17 & 18 November 11am-4PM
My studio, Studio 18 will be open and I welcome visitors to have a look at my work in progress.
I am working on pieces for my solo show in 2020. This exhibition will be centred on works I have developed taking inspiration from drain covers around Sheffield.
I shall also show new sculptural pieces inspired by nature, this will include some outdoor pieces.
There will be no more smaller garden pots as such, but at the Open Studio I will be selling of some at reduced price.
I shall be at the Ceramic fair with new pieces of works on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 P.M.
I am working on getting ready for this years Open Studio weekend.
What I will be showing is a series of cast taken from the streets of Sheffield, from the parks and a bit further away the beach.
Casts from the street is a couple of casts from manhole covers, quite old one with beautifully hand carved letters. I have made plaster moulds from the cast I have taken from the metal covers, and they are now stoneware and porcelain pieces to be exhibited.
From the parks are seed pods and bird feathers.
Bird feathers are everywhere, on the paths in the park, on the pavements in town and on the sand on the beach. All different in shape and colour, endless inspiration.
The seedpods does not strictly come from a Sheffield park, but from a large tree at the ceramic centre I went to in Hungary last summer. I started some plaster moulds there, inspired by the seedpods, and have now cast stoneware and porcelain shapes from them.
The stoneware casts from the beach shows different patterns in sand. I have made them into cushion like pieces.
It is all about looking around and enjoying what is interesting and beautiful in our environment.
Some of my garden ceramics will be part of the Sculpture Trail and be displayed at Peter Reeds small garden at 11 Katherine Street.
The Open Garden will take place the first weekend-8th-9th September and I shall try to be there most of the time to meet visitors and answer questions on my works. I look forward to being in Saltaire for the festival, it is such a lovely place.
Some new vases and vessels for the RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid show next week.
I will be exhibiting my garden ceramics at the RHS Spring Plant and Orchid Show in London on the 29th and 30th March.
I have made new vases for orchids and other flowers, but I shall also bring my ceramics for outdoor, my birdbaths and planters.
My soda/wood fired vessels are shown at Cupola Gallery in their Christmas Exhibition.
I much enjoyed making these large nature inspired vessels .
The vessels combine porcelain and stoneware, it create a lot of tensions during the firing, and I get cracks and they split, but it is exciting to watch what the material can carry.
We are having our annual Open Studios on 18-20 November.
It is always a good opportunity to welcome friends and new visitors to our studios.
It is nice because it is informal. You can show your visitors your work in progress and explain the inspiration behind the pieces and the problems involved.
At the Open Studios visitors can also bay original works for sale from most of the studios.
We are open Friday evening 5-9
Saturday and Sunday 11-4