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October updates...

I was really pleased to receive  a 2nd place at the EWAAC awards last week in London. This was an exhibition and awards for UK and Japanese artists and craftspeople. I submitted  a  copper matte Raku "Jug". (Pictured in an earlier post.) I think it made  a fitting end to my  association with the awards- and trumps my first year "runner up". But, time to move on - although there is talk of some of the artists exhibiting in Kyoto, (the home of Raku pottery) now that would be nice.
Anyway, I haven't had much time to make new work recently, so I hope this week I can find time to restart again. I've got plans to make lots of smaller work, in the vein of the "Menhirs"- which seem to be selling well. Long may it continue is all I can say....
What's on...
Looking ahead- I'm resupplying Haddenham Galleries in Ely later this week .  http://www.haddenhamgallery.co.uk/  I also got my entry off for the Vasefinder2014 competition, which is an American ju…

The EWAAC 2013 UK JAPAN exhibition and awards

For about the past 3 years I have been lucky enough to get selected for the annual EWAAC exhibition and awards. The EWAAC society  is primarily about  promoting  new talent and emerging artists in all mediums, and helps to foster artistic connections between the UK and Japan.
This will probably be my last entry this year, as I feel I have been very lucky so far to get shortlisted 3 years running! Creatively I could also do with a bit of time and space to try out new directions too.  I felt it good to bow out on a high with this Raku Nuclear Jug piece- which is the sister piece to my Chelmsford Museum Jug. I am very fond of this piece- and it was a tremendous effort to get 2 large sized copper matte works  to fire successfully without breaking! 
The exhibition is free to enter and takes place in London at La Galeria, Pall Mall during the last week of October. 
For more info 
http://www.ewaaward.com/artists/judges/view/3D-133028


A recent commissioned Urn...

Urn-est work....

I was recently commissioned to make a Raku Urn for a customer in Essex. Several were thrown and turned and then Raku fired- yielding extremely differing results. The nice part of a commissioned work is that the customer gets to choose their own particular favourite and more often than not- they invariably choose the stand out piece with no  hesitation.

This one pictured below was my own favourite and was duly dispatched to the customer.