This is my first exhibition for 33 years!
The last was my A-Level Ceramics show at Winchester College in err...1991. It amazing to be back. My co-exhibitors (see below) goaded me into joining them - I still haven't quite got over the imposter syndrome.
But anyway, I am all about soulfood crockery. I am passionate about the honesty and simplicity of hand-throwing mud into vessels which help to nourish us. I've had a ridiculous career in global news organisations in London and New York, but making food to share with friends and family is where we ground ourselves. Similarly, I think that the focus, attention, and love I put into throwing a beautiful piece out of a lump of clay lives on that artefact every single day it is put on the table and brought into that wonderful ritual of eating together.
For me, pottery is a meditation on the joys of life.
Our exhibition is in a regular space adjacent to Blewbury Tennis Club. I'm in the esteemed company of four other professional artists; Lin Kerr makes her oil still lives look like watercolours with the delicate touch of a real calligrapher. Marvel at Yvette Phillips’ exquisite embroideries and Josie Clouting’s loose, expressive landscapes. And Eleanor Wong is showing her trademark vibrant energetic semi-abstracts - often with some regular animal friends making an appearance.
The Artweeks exhibition at Blewbury is a great start for a Grand Day Out in the country and is just across the road from our wonderful Savages Garden Centre, which has a tea room where you can top up on tea and cake.
I can't wait to meet you!
Opening times during Art Week:
10am-3pm (Weekends & Bank Holiday 10am-5pm)
Pottery hand-made to order, with love, from the south Oxfordshire countryside
Ever since I did ceramics for Art A-Level (way back in the day), I've loved ceramics and pottery. Having reached my ripe old age after a corporate career in news & media, I've come back to one of my creative passions (alongside being a management consultant....)
I throw all kinds of pottery on the wheel - everything from plates to jugs, with bowls and even teapots in between.
Everything is made to order, which means you get to choose the size, shape and even glazing options.
No two pieces are identical - items in the same category are approximately the same size (eg. plates and bowls will stack), but just like us humans we all have our small foibles. Perfectly imperfect, or imperfectly perfect, whichever way you want to look at it.
All my pieces are food and dishwasher safe. They're not for cooking on the stove or in the oven, but they'll handle a short burst in the microwave to warm up a coffee or heat some plates for lunch.
Talk to me about what you'd like, and I'd love to make it for you.