My package of work arrived safely at the Cuckoo Cuckoo Contemporary Gallery in Hastings. Make a visit if you are in the area, the gallery looks great and has some lovely work exhibited. I’ve sent a clock, jugs, teapots, cups, butter dish, small dishes, abstract vessels and a large dish.
What a lovely start to the Christmas season, Wirksworth was buzzing! The Christmas market brought lots of people to our sale. Great atmosphere and good sales!Here’s a few images.
Yes it’s that time of year again! A little earlier than usual as this year we are joining the Christmas Market organised by Wirksworth Traders this Friday 23rd. We will also be open Saturday 10am-3pm. We have been invited to use the shop space where the Old Vintage Rooms were. The space is about to be transformed! So we have a great empty space to enjoy. Mulled wine and Christmas nibbles, possibly a bit of live music (still working on this!) and great Art.
Exhibitors include myself, Dan Marsh, Gina Marsh, Julia Vaughan, Simon Vaughan, Beth Bowie, Gavin Repton, Richard and Rachel Sammels Moore. (ceramics, Jewellery, Wood,Metal work, Paintings, Photography and Illustration)
I have some of my usuals, but I’ve also been making some smaller items suitable for Christmas Gifts, including Ladles, spoons, mini vessels and vases, small clocks, light pulls, figures, brooches, rings and pendents.
Ropewalk Gallery in Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire
The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT
Click here to go to Ropewalk Gallery web page
The Ropewalk is a great place to visit, with a Gallery and shop area, museum, workshops, events and cafe.
Midas Gallery in Lincoln
26 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AP, England
Click here for Gallery Details and address
Cuckoo Cuckoo Contemporary Crafts Gallery in Hastings
I look forward to delivering work to Cuckoo Cuckoo Contemporary Gallery in Hastings for early December
Unit 1, 43A George Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EA
ALSO for anyone living or visiting the Cornwall area, I now have 3 galleries in Cornwall stocking my work, please contact me for a list to find out the closest.
Over the last two weeks I visited after school Art Club at St Werburgh Primary School in Spondon. We made some small dishes, which are now fired and cooling!
Pupils really loved making a finished piece but it was great to see them enjoying free play with the clay, challenged to create a group of objects on a theme, we had a scene of London, with the London Eye, Big Ben, and double decker bus! We had a forest full of all sorts of creatures.
It was our 2nd session at the Social Pedagogy Conference for Derbyshire Children’s home staff. Christine Hayward and I ran delivered our session around the dining table with over sized cup cakes, Head, Heart & Hand place settings and table mats to record participants childhood memories of ‘a time when they shared and learnt with an adult’ We used the Social Pedagogy Tree to help our discussions and jot down some thoughts.
Thank you to Little Eaton Primary School for inviting me to spend the day with two classes to do some ceramics. The pupils are finding out about insects and we spent the day making ceramic tiles based on this theme.
Preparation included rolling out 60 slabs, which of course ended up on our dining table, a familiar sight! boxed up and ready for the pupils to put their marks.
The pupils were delightful, full of ideas and enthusiastic! We played some drawing games inventing weird and wonderful imaginary insects, as well as drawing together using some inspirational images and finding out how a range of artists have used insects to inspire their work. The pupils worked really hard, as did their teachers and of course me too!
Here’s a few pics of the session (more to come!)
The tiles are now drying out and waiting to go in my kiln next week to be biscuit fired, glazed and fired again.
Thank you again to the staff and pupils for making it a great day! We all look forward to seeing the fished results.
I am having a go at selling online with Etsy.
Etsy is a site which helps people to sell handmade or vintage products. Purchases are made via paypal. At present I will only have ready made stock in my shop. If this is successful I may show my range and take orders. We shall see how it goes!
Click on the Etsy button to go to my shop