Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Earth and Fire stand

Back from a successful Earth and Fire at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire. It was a busy show and the sun shone for the whole event! Great to catch up with folk and enjoy the vast array of fine work. Now it's time to reorganize my stand and work for Art in Clay which begins next week. I'll be demonstrating throwing and hand building next to my stand for the 3 days.
I have also now packed up work which is destined for Warwickshire open studios where I will be showing with my sister in law Claire Brierley.

Work to be shown at open studios

I will be down there on Sunday 13th July demonstrating throwing on the wheel. Busy busy :-)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

All my work and stand are now ready to be packed in the van for the Earth and Fire Ceramics festival set up tomorrow. The show opens on Friday 10am - 5pm and runs through till Sunday. Weather looks as though its going to be kind this year so hope to see you there.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Getting busy

As the weather finally starts to warm up, so the shows begin. Two weekends ago was the Ceramics in Charnwood event. 40 Potters and ceramic artists from across the East Midlands showing their work in Loughborough town centre. A great event, with the sun shining and plenty of people coming to see all the varied work on display.

I also recently received and advanced copy of the book that I've been writing for the Bloomsbury 'New Ceramics', series. It's great to see it finally finished and all my thanks go to those potters and Ceramic artists that contributed images and information. It goes on sale July 3rd.

On the publication front, I also had a short article published in The Log Book this month, documenting the building and firing of the new Anagama kiln at Loughborough University School of the Arts.

Now it's time to start sorting out my stand and selecting work for Earth and fire at the end of June, followed by Art in clay two weeks later. I'll also be getting a firing load of wood down to the kiln at Wysing Arts Centre in preparation for a firing in the Autumn at some point. Then it's off to the International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark at the end of August for the 2nd European wood Fire Conference where I'll be talking about wood firing in education. All in all it's shaping up to be a busy and exciting summer. Oh, and I'll also be starting to make new work for the Autumn firing. And breath :-)