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End of the exhibition...

Last  month was a frenetic one of  sorting, packaging and shipping out work. I don't think I have ever had to send out so much work in 1 month, and most of it abroad. Nice though it was to exhibit in 3 big exhibitions at once, it was rather stress inducing!

All the work  arrived safely, and I think, to fair appreciation.  It's always nerve wracking sending out your most cherished work. Will it arrive in time - and all in one piece? Will anyone like it? I've become pretty philosophical about these things- and I guess I do create work which tends to divide opinion.  At least I gave it my best shot and I can't do any more than that. I think that even if you don't sell terribly well, having work overseas does raise your profile and does no harm at all for your CV.

Having said that, I have had some nice feedback from the galleries and exhibition organisers involved.  My Japan work although well received, is coming home. (See below) The work at Manchester City Art Gallery is still on show and my Pisces pot from has travelled across America where it is now owned by the renowned USA collector and organiser of Vasefinder- Charlie Blim jnr. I Know Charlie a little through the Vasefinder competion, and I'm very proud to have a work in his collection.


Pot featured at Manchester City Art Gallery 



My pots on show at Gallery Jarfo in Kyoto.


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