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 [...]

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 [...]

Designer Crafts 2014

So 2013 has been an exciting year for developing and exhibiting my work. My first full year of business since completing my MA has been a pretty busy one. I got back in the studio today after a short break and am busy working on some new ideas and pieces. There's lots to look forward [...]

Setting out

I've been focusing on compositions recently, bringing together individual elements that together form a single piece or create a 'set' There's something about composing these elements that fascinates me. It also seems to satisfy my ideas about how my work can be displayed: contrasting porcelain with the dark terracotta. The idea for the 'grounds' (the [...]

Well maybe it is just the time of year…

I've just sent off a selection of pieces to the Junction Art Gallery in Woodstock (Oxfordshire). It might be the name Woodstock making me feel wistful and reflective (and just a little bit cheesy), but I love having pieces at a new gallery, it makes me look at my work in a fresh light. In choosing [...]

Bircham Gallery

A selection of my work will shortly be available at the Bircham Gallery in Holt in Norfolk. The gallery has a fantastic selection of contemporary studio ceramics along with a wide range of  crafts and artwork. The pieces I'm sending include some of my celadon vessels, my grouped compositions and the reduction fired terracotta vessels [...]