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Forthcoming Exhibitions.........it's all go-go go....


Lots of lovely new Raku work at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliff  annual Christmas Cracker Exhibition- begins October 6th. Paintings by Hashim Akib- not to be missed!

Click the link for more details:   A Christmas Cracker

From mid October through to November- some choice pieces on display at Union Interiors near Grantham. This promises to be an exciting collaboration and one 'm looking forward to participating in.

Click the link for more details:  http://www.uniongrantham.com/

I have again been selected for the EWAA art awards which takes place this year at the prestigious London gallery- La Galeria in Pall Mall. This takes place from the 23rd to 27th of October. Last year I was lucky to win a runner up award in the sculpture category judged by Michael Lyons.

Click the link for more details:  http://www.ewaaward.com/artists/judges/index/1743/page:1


I will also be participating in Haddenham Galleries' Christmas show which starts around the end of October- more on this to follow.












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Mo Jupp

My connection to Mo was as a student at Middlesex University in the dog days of the ceramics course during the 90's. He was my personal tutor for four years. Diminutive of stature and blinking in the funny way he did, we all came to love him as a tutor.
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At times he played down his reputation ,when we  first year students twigged what a great artist he really was. He simply claimed that he was a big fish in a small pond unlike his heroes - Giacometti or Modigliani. Modestly he said his income nearly all came from teaching. Yet here was a g…