Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas is coming

Well it's a busy time and I am currently fettling pots for my open studios, the Contemporary Craft Fair in Chester and also my week long stint at the Platform Gallery in December. As well as working on the Cop Lane Ark but that's another blog all on its own very soon.

The first show I have been to was the Winter Opening at Arteology in Colne showing work by local artists and a few from our studios. 

my boys

Cerise Ward

Joejoe Hesketh

Anna Tosney

Donald Holden
So get yourself down to http://www.arteology.co.uk/ for all your arty needs this Christmas.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Winter Wonderland

Our Open Studios are on 
Friday 6th December 6pm - 8.30pm 
Saturday 7th December 10am-4pm 

Come join us to browse and buy from our lovely resident artists and this year some fellow guest artists too.

Friday will be mulled wine and mince pies and Saturday we will have some lovely home made cakes by Pam my mum and those who have tasted them before have already said they are coming just for her cake :-)

Confirmed guest artist include so far are
potter Dan Bridge and photographer Phil Jones. 

Come on down dress up warm and enjoy a bit of festive cheer. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Christmas is coming

Well sorry its been a while I am trying to get my work done, commissions quoted for and workshops planned and I am getting all in a muddle! So I thought I would write it down so we all know what's happening.....

So this weekend....

Saturday 9th November I will be working in Garstang with Creative Threads on a workshop to create embellishments with a textile group. 
There are two places left if you are interested see link below 

But whilst I am there my dad bless him will be here as I stupidly though it was next week. https://www.facebook.com/padihamartandcraftmarket?fref=ts

But please go and say hello he likes to chat and maybe buy a little something to make his day. He will be very upset if he doesn't sell something...

a snowflake maybe??? 

Then Sunday I am helping a friend, Priscilla Jones at The Art Market in Holmfirth and hopefully drumming up some custom for our joint workshops next year. Wait, I am being distracted lets get back to this year and the run up to that dreaded word C********! 

Now next week I am in Cop Lane Primary School creating an Ark. 
I know, I know I am just encouraging this weather but it's set to snow apparently this weekend! eek! 
Pics to follow I am actually quite excited to be honest but back to the programme. 

The exhibition at the Cross Gaits Inn, Blacko 
will be changing for the last week of November and we are taking the party up for a mini private view after the Friday night Christmas Opening. 

The lovely cows will be coming down though 3 of them have found new homes and I am not sure what will replace them for my contribution to the mill collective exhibition, stags or foxes hmmmmm......

the lovely Davina
Then we will just be putting final touches in place for our 
annual Christmas opening at the Mill posters. 
We will be opening on Friday 6th December from 6.30-8.30pm for minced pies and mulled wine and general Christmas cheer 
and again on the Saturday for left overs! 10am-4pm for those not brave enough to experience the cold dark mill at night! 
We should have guest artists too and music and fancy dress and cake lets not forget the cake! 

On the Sunday 8th though I will be here in Chester for Christmas shopping erm I mean smiling sweetly and erm look I am on the flyer and everything...... :-)


Then from the Monday 9th December onwards I will be selling my wares all week till Sunday 15th with the lovely Anita Burrows and Priscilla Jones at the 
Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in the education room with a couple of demonstrations thrown in! 

Nowt like two really really busy weekends is there. A bit like buses so to speak! But hopefully I will get to say hi to everyone who comes along and maybe if you are interested sign up for some porcelain workshops next year?

And long with all that this week I am sending work to galleries too and am packing up new work for an exhibition at 

and new hares and the goalpost moving badgers will be in Colne at 
for their Christmas exhibition

and work is already on display at  

and also at  

phew I think that's it for now. I will update you all on the Beginners Porcelain Workshops with pics on another blog as it seems to be going swimmingly and they all seem to be enjoying themselves we even didn't eat the cake on our first week we were all to absorbed. I know unthinkable! 

and a quote from one of my lovely students on facebook.

To anyone considering this, it is a fantastic workshop/course. By the end of the first session we had all produced a lovely piece of work and after 3 sessions, we were throwing pots on the Potters wheel. Highly recommended.

Places still available for January.

Phew and so to bed!

9th November Creative Threads Workshop, Garstang (2 places left)
      Padiham Arts and Crafts Market 11am - 4pm

6th December Higherford Mill Christmas Opening 6.30-8.30pm Mulled wine and mince pies agogo!
7th December Higherford Mill Christmas Opening 10am-4pm 
8th December Contemporary Art and Craft Fair, Chester  10am-5pm
9th - 15th December Platform Gallery Christmas Fairs, Clitheroe 10am-4pm daily 

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