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Winter Chawans at Studiopottery.co.uk

A batch of work is going to be made available through Studiopottery.co.uk. One is now already in the Chawan collection of Stephen Dee it's founder ! Check in and it should appear soon on the News page.

www.studiopottery.co.uk

The Raku Chawans developed rather unconsciously after a bout of ill health earlier this year, and were inspired by the potters of Japan, as well as the early work of the great Robin Welch. I spent some time in Wales too recently, and the rather rugged peaks and crags and shorelines all seem to have an echo in what I'm producing. They're more organic than anything I've previously done. I've never strayed into tea bowl territory much, but they seem to be doing well for me now and it feels like I'm developing some modicum of fluency. I particularly enjoy the freedom of mark making and incising on the wet clay and altering the rims. Two styles have surfaced, a straight sided "industrial" and an incised "wobbly" version. The…

Pre Xmas Winter Sale

All these are for sale at very modest prices!  Drop me a line for more info if you're interested to grab a pottery bargain...











The Minories #Colchester

I recently took part in the Minories Winter Fair in Colchester.  It's been a good opportunity to sell my work and meet people in the "real world" as I tend to be more of an antisocial  virtual potter!

It also gave me good scope to shift some older stock pieces, and hopefully customers took away a bargain or two! Either way it was very enjoyable, good for me to "get out! and I hope to do it again next year.

https://www.colchester.ac.uk/about-us/campuses/the-minories/








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...


Website:  https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/











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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOHRxwgRywo











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.