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Art Share Love Magazine, Wales

Very nice to be featured in the publication "Art, Share, Love". This magazine focuses on Wales and the Borders. You can see the article here.

Number Four Gallery Exhibition now on

I'm really pleased to be exhibiting at Eyemouth in Berwickshire over the summer.
It's my first foray into Scotland which is quite surprising really.
The private view took place over the weekend of the 14th and 15th, and work is on show till the end of August.

Throwing bowls.

The last of my Raku pots fired- I need to make pots..and the wheel turns full circle once again. A productive afternoon and good therapy. With warm weather...great for drying too!

Summer firings....

It's been a busy few weeks but in between time I managed to fit in one or two Raku firings... Early results here...half spot on...half not! Twenty years of Raku this summer and still learning!

Summer shows....

It's a busy time of year of exhibitions and pottery demonstrations, which are lovely but all the same rather tiring and I'm looking forwards to a bit of rest and pot making in the workshop. But you can't complain when it's something you love to do.


Pots and throwing with the little folk last week #ChelmsfordMuseum.....and photos from new work now on show at #GalleryNumber4- St. Abbs, Eyemouth in Berwickshire. My first Scottish excursion in twenty years!

Firstsite Art Gallery Art Bazaar

Highlights from this weekend's
Art Bazaar at Firstsite in Colchester.
Lots of fun, some sales and an opportunity to chat with customers....back again in July!

Sodium silicate on stoneware..antiraku?

Sodium Silicate on stoneware Test pieces May 2018

Raku is often hot, smoky and back breaking work outside in the elements.
So it's nice to break out and do something different once in a while.
These are some sodium silicate textured wheel thrown vases with iron
slip, Nuka ash and strontium glazes.
I'm still developing the forms...they have I think with the textures... something of the spirit and spontaneity of Raku...but without all the hard work!!
Maybe a new range will develop from these pieces?

The Ledbury Gallery

I was really pleased to send some new work to the Ledbury Art Gallery in Herefordshire this week. It's an offshoot of the Lion Street and Erwood Station Galleries. I've been busy double boxing and wrapping pots so hopefully it's a good representation of my current work. Bon Voyage!

Aside from that, the sodium silicate test pots are coming along nicely, and I've been glaze testing in the new Cromartie kiln. This time it's stoneware temperature, but the effects I've been perservering with have a little of the immediacy and tactile quality of more on that later I hope! A additional range perhaps.

Web stuff:

Pictured - some of my raku work and Brent Blair and the manager at Ledbury.

More raku....

I just thought I'd share one or two pieces from last weeks raku firings. These bowls will be popping at a couple of events soon- at Chelmsford Museum and at the Bazaar at Firsite in Colchester in the next month or so. They'll be the last for a while before I get back to making, sculpting and throwing once again.