The Insight exhibition featuring some of my recent Dungeness inspired work continues until this Sunday at the Hastings Arts Forum. There’s some fascinating work and suprising connections between the work of the 5 different artists showing, so do visit if you can.
Great news! My work will be featuring in a new still life exhibition at the wonderful Gallery57 in Arundel, opening on Saturday. When I was developing the Feast collection one of the things I paid particular attention to was the way in which my forms could contribute to an ad hoc still life tablescape as they were used or shelved, so it'll be fascinating to see it deliberately paired up and displayed in this way.
Gallery57 is genuinely my favourite gallery to follow on Instagram as they always show beautiful interesting work and curate it brilliantly, so I am beyond thrilled to have my pots included in their autumn/winter show. Do go along if you get the chance. Arundel may be a small town but it punches way above its weight for contemporary art with several good galleries so it's well worth a trip! If you can't get there in person you can always check them out on Instagram.
There's also an intriguing series of installations by Shopkeepers of the World exploring the idea of the charity shop as the archive of the community. The completed works are on display in a range of shops in Bexhill & St Leonards. Details on p53 of the printed programme, but I haven't managed to find them on the website so we may have to just go for a wander and see what we find!
I'm very pleased to announce that a selection of my work will be on show at the wonderful Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool as part of their contemporary tableware exhibition 'Dish of the Day'. The preview is tonight so do go along if you are in the area.
Sadly I don't think I'll be able to get up there to see it in person but I look forward to seeing some photographs. Having been there in the past I'm confident that all those that do get to visit will have a great time!
Dish of the Day / Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Saturday 26th August 2017
This exhibition will highlight the contemporary ranges of beautiful handmade functional tableware that is being produced by potters across the UK.
Our dining table will also include ranges of complementary table linen and utensils in wood and metal with furniture by leading makers.
Confirmed makers include Clod & Pebble, Emily Doran, Dove Street Pottery, Helen Faulkner, Teresa Green, Miriam Jones, Lindean Mill Glass, Hugh Miller, Marged Owain, Pottery West, Jane Sarre, Charlotte Storrs, Kaori Tatebayashi, Michael Taylor, Christine Toh & Sarah Went.
The KPA exhibition is now open until 25th June. It's taking place at the The Stables Gallery, Hall Place, Bexley. Hall Place is a stunning Tudor House with great riverside gardens so it's worth maknig time for an extended visit.
I have a number of pots being shown and will be there to help with the invigilating on Thursday 15th June if you'd like to come along and say hello.
I have a busy summer ahead with lots of great shows that you might enjoy.
Here's a round-up for your diary.
1. Made Bloomsbury
2. Kent Potter's Association Open Exhibition
This year for the first time my work will be at the KPA show. It's on 26 May - 25 June at The Stables Gallery, Hall Place, Dartford, DA5 1PQ
3. West Dean Arts & Crafts Festival featuring Made
2-4 June 2017
West Dean Gardens near Chichester, PO18 0QZ
A great show in the splendid West Dean gardens, I'll be making my debut with a stand and some new work.
4. South East Open Studios
9-25 June 2017
20 Clifton Rd, Hastings, TN35 5AN
This year is the 20th anniversary of this huge show with hundreds of artists over 4 counties. Join me for my inaugural open studio in the new space with guest artist Celia David & light refreshments. Open other times by appintment.
5. Dish of the Day: Contemporary tableware
22 July to 26 August 2017
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
I'm delighted to have been invited to show my work at the Bluecoat with several great potters.
6. Southern Ceramics Group Summer Exhibition
29 July - 13 August 2017
Bishops Kitchen, Chichester Cathedral, PO19 1PX
Another first for me, my work will be part of this regional round-up.
7. Coastal Currents Open Studios
2-10 September 2017
20 Clifton Rd, Hastings, TN35 5AN
More details on this one will be available nearer the time, it's a big cultural festival for the Hastings area so well worth a weekend to explore. Again I'll be showing in my studio, with guest artist Jemma Wyllie.
I hope to see you somewhere along the way this summer!