Sunday, 30 December 2012

Studio sale images

 Some samples of work on display and for sale at my open studio sale on 17th - 20th January at Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 8PL.

All welcome there maybe cake.


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Studio Sale

So after the excesses of Christmas are over I am hoping you all had a fabulous time with family and loved ones. 

My thoughts turn to the year ahead and what work needs to be done. 

I am trying to get organized before the schools work starts there is a couple of really fabulous projects coming up and I want to start work on some new ideas within my own work too. 

So with that in mind I am having a 

Studio Sale
Thursday - Sunday Jan 17th - 20th 2013

There are works in my studio that may not have seen the light of day for a very long time. Like my piece from the Onetree Exhibition 

Or my drawing work that went to Mecklingberg for an exhibition with fellow artists from Blackburn a few years ago. The dipped porcelain ceramics that accompanied them were sold in the exhibition in Germany. 

So I will try and document the works to be sold here and also let you know how it goes. 

The reason is space. I need to clear space for new work that may not be of the same vein so watch this space.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

last show before Christmas

So its nearly here and I am doing a quick show Saturday and Sunday if you are looking for that elusive present at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Not sure about the Salmon pink buts its growing on me!

I am showing with some other fabulous artists namely Priscilla Jones and Dan Bridge and a photography called Jon Mitton who turns them into 3D pictures.

Priscilla Jones

Daniel Bridge

Jon Mitton

All it remains for me to say is have a lovely Christmas 
and see you in the New Year.

ps I am having a studio sale of works in January 18th-21st more to follow....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Glam Rock Christmas at Higherford Mill

Mill lot dressed to impress!

The Heskeths!

Monteeee with his sparkly collar too

After the parties over! A bit tired now.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

 So I have final got my page live on NotontheHighStreet!

I have had the page a while as I took it on just before being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis which knocked me for six to be honest. The worst affected joints being the fingers and wrists and lately the elbows. Hmmm what was I to do as I could not spend my days rolling out porcelain to 2 mm thin slabs without being in excruciating pain, work was not looking good.

So I undertook a residency at Cumbria in the ceramic department on the AA2A scheme which is how this blog started as I had to document the processes learnt. With a lot of help from Steve Ogden and Gwen Bainbridge (Dylans Mum as shes known here) I learnt about slip casting techniques and decals for my drawings.

I now have a range of works that I have designed and created in plaster on a lathe by me and create in parian slip with my drawings as the decoration. They can be found and bought from here:

So that is where I am today. I have a small range of works which I can create in my studio all designed and made by me with a disease that can catch me out at any time but I am doing it and coping so far.

The disease is not stable but being treated with injections of disease modifiers and quite a lot of pain killers and anti inflam drugs. It can let me climb a mountain one day and the next keep me bed ridden with no rhyme or reason.

But we are getting there. I still have a couple of galleries thankfully and have been invited to create work for a couple of exhibition next year so things are looking good for the future. 
Crossing fingers Arthur behaves itself! 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

photography of new and old work

 It's taken me 4 days but I think I have mastered the camera and light cube thingy! Just uploaded images now need to put them on website which so needs revamping but maybe tomorrows job!


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

new work - Birch trees

Well I have debuted the new work, 'Birch Trees' at the Northern Potters West Exhibition at PR1 in UCLANs Victoria building in Preston. 

Birches are a bit of an obsession I love them for their drooping branches, white paper park, beautiful yellows in the autumn and purple haze in the winter. They give so much joy in all seasons. 
I am making more in the kiln as we speak it's the first time I think I have used my potters stamp as I normally sign the bottom but as they are soo thin it was a bit harder. 


 Other exhibits I liked were.....

Dan Bridge

Geoff Wilcox

David Horsfall

Eryl Fryer

It's on for the next few weeks and all works are for sale too 
so go and have a look. 

There are a few pieces I missed but it is a good show. 

New in my Etsy shop

I am currently uploading work into my Etsy shop as my laptop has died after water damage and I can't access the back end of my website...