A show of hands

19 November, 2013

I’ve just got home and am trying to quickly recharge my batteries after a stint of showing and selling my work. In fact, it was two shows and the work of many hands that became the focus of the past two weeks for me.

As detailed in my last post, I had a stand at Handmade in Britain and at Art in Clay. Here are some images of the stands I set up.

It was also fantastic to get a chance, albeit brief, to leave my stand and see the work of other makers and artists at the shows. For example, another potter at Handmade, Jane Sarre, who has written a great piece on her blog with tips for setting up and running a stand.

It’s hard to single out makers from so many who made beautiful and interesting things at the shows. But some of the ones I chatted to, and admired the work of, included silver by EJ Mahoney; wood pieces by Mark Hanvey; ceramics by Richard Heeley; lighting by Felix Proctor amongst so many more.

I also met and talked to many visitors who were makers themselves, over the two weekends, and it was great to have their support and interest. Makers who visited included jewellery designer Emily Kidson, potter Juliet Macleod, UCA ceramics student Hajnalka Rezes, and fellow future Hothouse participant Imogen Noble (more on Hothouse next). Thanks to you all for visiting and keeping my spirits up on long days. They were both great shows and great experiences in very different ways. But I could do with a rest now!

Setting off

3 November, 2013

This week I’m packing up all my best pieces, and heading off to show my work at two fantastic events:

I have some new ideas to share as well as my range of vessels and other objects. Here are some images of pieces for the shows, fresh out of the kiln.

See below for details of both shows, including venue location, opening times, and tickets.

I hope to see you there!

Handmade in Britain – 8th-10th November

handmade in britain

The show features over 100 exhibitors in all disciplines including furniture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and glass – all with a focus on quality and craftsmanship.

I will be exhibiting as part of their ‘New Graduate Showcase’ a celebration of new talent in a dedicated gallery within the show.

As well as my work, the showcase will feature 4 other emerging makers and designers in the field of contemporary crafts. These include textile designer Amanda Gibbs; jeweller Anna Byers, glass artist Peter Kucerik and interior accessories designer Felix Proctor.

A pdf of the flier with location and contact details can be viewed by clicking here: HandmadeinBritaineflyer

Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE
Opening Times: 11:00 – 19:00 Friday 8th; 11:00 – 18:00 Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November
Admission Prices: One day: £7, Concessions: £5. There is an online early bird offer of £5
http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea-13/tickets/

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Art in Clay Farnham – 16th-17th Nov.

art in clay logoArt in Clay Farnham 2013

Art in Clay at Farnahm Maltings is a dedicated ceramics fair, showcasing some of the finest ceramics currently being made by individual makers in the UK and Europe.

There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay, to potters with many years of creative work behind them.

Venue: The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham Surrey, GU9 7QR
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm Saturday 16th; 10am – 4.30pm Sunday 17th November
Admission: Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Children 15yrs and under go free
http://www.artinclay.co.uk/home/farnham