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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 . 
 I also got my entry off for the Vasefinder 2014 competition, which is an American juried online exhibition.
My exhibition at the A2 Gallery in Wells comes to an end next month- (Nov 10th) so get there quick if you want to buy a christmas present! 

Greenware Menhirs coated in terra sig


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I have to keep pinching myself that this actually just happened. Well back to reality, back to the workshed...


GQ Magazine India

Just been told that one of my pots is featured in an article in GQ magazine India.
It gets more and more bizarre every day! It took me a while to work out what the mag actually was...stands for Gentlemen's Quarterly I think? Nice.

Meanwhile, production has ground to a halt, whilst I paint and generally clean out the workshed. Paranoid about the hazards of clay dust, I decided for health and safety reasons, it was high time.
Can't wait to get it finished and back to making,

Raku workshop

I held a Raku workshop for my Pottery class this week. Lots of fun, lots of burning...a bit too much smoke...some horse hair raku...all good fun!

It's a bit crowded at my work next time we will be holding firings at Brick House Studios in Silver End, Essex. Lots more space to make smoke and fire!

Anyway a great time had by all.