Ceramic residency in Japan

Ceramic residency in Japan

Exciting ceramic adventure in Osama, Japan! Over the next month I will be sharing in this blog my Japanese experiences, especially ceramic ones! I will attempt to immerse myself in the culture and meet friends and new people! 

Keep en eye on this blog and don’t hesitate to write comments,  they  are always welcome! 

TOBY JUG PUNKS IN PROGRESS!

I am working on a collection of small Toby jugs inspired by stylish, inventive and rebellious punk rockers!

The collection will grow over the year and will be on display over the winter in various locations. Keep in eye on this blog for more updates!

NICCOLO DELL’ARCA-COMPIANTO

On the first day of my recent trip to Italy, I went to see this intense and dramatic group of life size terracotta figures in Santa Maria della Vita, in Bologna. The figures are the work of Niccolo dell’Arca from circa 1463. The group depicts the Madonna, the three Marys, John the Apostle and Joseph of Aremathea mourning and grieving over the dead body of Jesus.

I found this work very moving, there is so much passionate action and expression displayed in their bodies, faces and hands; it’s as if the figures could burst into life any minute.

ARGUILLA ITALY- INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC FESTIVAL 2016

I had an amazing time in Faenza at the Arguilla International Ceramic Festival in September. It was a huge and varied gathering of ceramicists, ceramic demonstrations, companies specializing in ceramic materials and tools, and ceramics enthusiasts.

It was very rewarding to see my work in a high quality exhibition of crackling glaze pieces as part of the overall festival and to take part in this fabulous event. I had a lot of stimulating conversations with ceramicists from many parts of the world.

Summer Open Studio 30-31st July

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

This year Glebe Road  Summer Open Studios will present the work of 12 ceramic artists & designers. You will have the chance to view the artists studio and buy affordable ceramic work straight from the artists.

I will have several brand new works on display and some smaller pieces.

On  Sunday 31st of July from 2-5pm we will be holding a smoke firing event, where you can join us to decorate some unique pieces and view smoke kiln packing and firing. I hope you can join us, It will be great to see you!

Open Studios- Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st of July from 12-6pm

Smoke firing workshop- Sunday 31st of July from 2-5pm