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 spend last week at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet in Hungary on their Porcelain A-Z course.
The centre is a lovely place and I gained further knowledge on model and mould making and got inspiration on some new pieces of works.
The centre is in the middle of Kecskemet and that gave me the opportunity to wander around the town and absorb the atmosphere of this old central European city, with its old cathedral, many churches and synagogue. I also liked to to see the Art Nouveau buildings lining the boulevards.
Here are some photographs I took during my stay.
You can find out more about the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) on their website www.icshu.org
For a few months I’ve been working on some new pieces of work inspired by British wildflowers.
These have been fired in my wood/soda kiln. The decoration has been inspired from poppies growing everywhere where there is an opportunity.
You find them in gardens, on wast-grounds in the city, in fields. Red, yellow and orange.
Poppies fascinates me, there they are one morning ,gone by evening, next day many more opens up and they stand there, looking so fragile, and add their colours to the environment.
The kiln, my soda/wood kiln has undergone a change in that my previous wood fired kiln had come to its end of its life and I pulled it down.It was replaced with an old, unused electric kiln converted into another wood/soda kiln.
I have as yet only fired it once, and I shall have to make a few changes to it, but I did get some good results.
In the photo my son ,Troels is helping me installing the kiln,