This year I am returning with my 5 fellow artists to The Barn at the New Inn Middleton Cheney. This lovely venue is an absolute treasure as not only will you be able to see stunning arts and crafts you can enjoy refreshments from the pub. We are passionate about our work and visitors will be able to find out more about our inspiration, our journey to where we are today as well as watching us at work.
This year we are at the New Inn for the whole week from the 13- 21 May from 11-5pm and we are thrilled to be able to invite you to a preview event on Friday 12th from 5-8.30 where you are welcome to join us for a glass of something and see all the work prior to the start of our event on the 13.
There is always a warm welcome to all visitors including your 4 legged friends so why not pop in to say hello, grab some lunch, chat with a creator and find that unique piece of art.
My fellow artists are:-
Anya Simmons – painter
Martin Damen – wooden spoon carver
Melanie Charles - painter
Lis Mann – mixed media
Sharon Highway (Mallory Journals) – handmade journals
Over the last 12 months I have continued to develop in both shape, topic and form. I love all natural things and continue to use inspiration from my garden and the beautiful woods that form Edgehill and that I can see from my studio window. One ‘light bulb’ moment came when walking on Edgehill. I wanted to capture the natural forms by using organic materials. So with the use of bark, twigs and stones I have incorporated more texture into my work, which you will be able to see for yourself at this year's Oxfordshire Artweeks Exhibiton at Middleton Cheney.
On the flip side to that I love colour and you can’t beat fiery red and bold copper that transpires from the heat of the kiln. This amazing combination can be seen in my emerging buds, wave dishes, platters and beakers.
I have been a professional potter for over 15 years and the ‘bug’ has never left me. I am a designer maker in clay and am lucky enough to have my studio in my garden, where visitors are always welcome. (just contact me first to make sure I am in) I am a regular speaker to art groups, WI’s and probus and love sharing my passion with those who would like to ‘have a ago’.
My work has been exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Compton Verney, Chipping Campden, and Lower Slaughter as well as going to private collections around the world.