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Pots for Art in the Heart

Art in the Heart a new arts and crafts based gallery in Peterborough now have some of my work on show and now I'm trying to get to grips with selling on their "virtual" marketplace. Hopefully the shop will be  up soon with a selection of pots for sale. In the meantime here's a sneak peek of what to expect...


The Minories

I had a couple of dates booked in this November at The Minories Art Gallery in #Colchester. The next one is on November 25th and it's a good opportunity to meet customers old and new.

Here's a few snaps from today's show.

As seen on tv?

I was "bowled" over, excuse the pun, to find out from a friend that I was featured on Sony Liv TV in India! The programme is called "House Proud" , it's a kind of home shopping  show, come "Changing Rooms." 
About ten minutes in , they feature one of my Raku teabowls, and a tapered raku bowl also makes a fleeting appearance. Nice to be featured, thank you Curocarte, thank-you Sony Liv. It's a funny old world, I may never have seen this, so it was a nice surprise. (By the way sadly I do not hail from Japan!)

Watch the episode here:

New Gallery work

Christmas is fast approaching and I'm busy sending out work to galleries. Some are bound  for #Buckenham Galleries in Southwold. Over the years they've been great supporters of my raku work. Another batch is off to #Art of the Heart, a new gallery based in Peterborough. All good fun but tough deciding which pots to send.

Firing new work

I haven't posted in a while, but in the meantime I've been busy firing lots of new work, and in particular Jugs. Or at least what I define as a jug!
These are sculptural pieces, quite large, and difficult to handle in and out the kiln.
Consequently I don't make them very often, and their price is at the top of my range as a reflection. Still they're fun to do, and the results are steadily improving. Here are some quick snaps of them, hot out the kiln!

Wobbly bowls

18 years a "potter" and only now can I really say that I can make a great,wobbly rimmed tea bowl!
They're rather fun to do and are achieved by pinching up clay between thumb and forefinger on three sides, then throwing on  and using the edge of a rib to incise patterns in the wet clay. Turning is a bit of a bugger afterwards, but they're getting there...

One year on in association with Curocarte

I cannot believe it was a whole year ago that Curocarte came to visit my studio all the way from Mumbai, India. I am deeply indebted to Pragya Aswathi and Chhavi Saklani from the company,who first spotted my work and approached me about the possibility of marketing my Raku work in India. They really take care of their makers and highly value crafts. They are a rare company indeed.
I'm very proud of this achievement, and it's an opportunity you only get once in life! From showing at Edida the India Design Festival, a full page ad in GQ magazine and having a work on show at the Elle Design Awards 2017, it's been deeply touching to have seen my pottery works so valued.
It's not quite the same story here in the UK...but perhaps a move to India is on the cards..well perhaps!

New work at Galleries just in!

Lots of new pots just arrived at Builth Wells at Erwood  Station Gallery. Also new stock just in at Sota Gallery in Witney.
Goodbye little pots!