On the move

On the move

These last couple of months have been hectic to say the least. I can't quite believe how busy its been. So here's a bit of an update - A lightning speed run around what I've been making, seeing, winning, writing... plus a picture of a strange creature from York. I made a lot of new [...]

Round Robin

I was a tad busy this Autumn/Winter. If I try to put it all down I realise it looks a bit like a Christmas round robin letter - a lengthy listing of what I've been up to, regardless of the audience! So, no obligation - feel free to enjoy only the pictures and skip the rest! I [...]

Kim Bagley, solo exhibition

Last week I visited Kim Bagley's solo show 'Africa and the West' at the James Hockey gallery in Farnham. Kim has been working towards a PhD in Ceramics at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham and this is her major exhibition. Kim started her PhD studies at the same time as I started studying [...]

Crafts Council Hothouse programme 2014

My adventure on the Crafts Council's Hothouse 2014 programme has almost finished. Thirty-eight emerging makers, including myself, were selected to take part in an intensive programme of business and craft development. We've participated in a series of workshops and events designed to bring on our craft businesses and help us formulate the beginnings of a career in [...]

New Ashgate Selects

Hothouse 4: New Ashgate Selects 21 June to 2 August 2014 The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, has invited 12 makers from this year's Crafts Council Hothouse programme to exhibit in this year's summer show. The makers selected for the exhibition are: Jenny Ayrton, myself (Elaine Bolt !), Sarah Brown, Sue Brown, Marie Canning, Adam Collins, Katharina [...]

Migrating Spoons

My spoons have been travelling. The surprising adventures of the 'curious utensils' has taken my spoons all the way to the USA. One of my spoons has been selected to be part of an exhibition entitled OBJECT:SPOON 2014 organised by  Vipoo Srivilasa at Harvard University. The exhibition will feature 25 ceramic spoons of all different shapes and [...]

Ioneta

I am delighted to say that my work is now available at the very lovely Ioneta gallery in Maine USA. Sourcing items from Maine, Japan and the UK, Ioneta brings together a select range of beautiful objects in a variety of media, featuring 'a blend of found objects, works on paper, vintage and new textiles, [...]

Bircham Gallery Exhibition

  The next show I'm gearing up for is at the fantastic Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk. They are holding a 'Newcomers' exhibition "showcasing new artists and makers at Bircham Gallery taken on during their anniversary year". Exhibitors in the show include: Paintings: Stephanie Lambourne, Sally Tyrie, Stephen Robson, Helen Terry. Ceramics: Katharina Klugg, Lowri Davies, Sarah [...]

Contemporary Makers Fair – Aspex Gallery

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February I will be exhibiting at Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth as part of their Contemporary Makers Fair 2014. I'll have a range of my work there for sale, including some new designs fresh out of the kiln.  The event will be open from 11-5 on both days [...]