Saturday, 24 September 2011

Two weeks down, two to go!

Well these first two weeks have raced by, Maggy's opening day of her solo exhibition at the Bircham Gallery in Holt,staying on the Dutch Barge which was lovely, Pancakes for dinner and breakfast looking out to sea! Great music, with guest performance by Peter Lemer and Reuben Lemer:
YOU TUBE - Pete and Reuben Lemer

Then the first week back working in the pottery and getting ready to fire Maggy's small kiln on the 16th Sept. The second week working busily in the pottery and also getting ready for Ceramics in the City ceramic fair, Maggy set up her stand on the Wednesday and then the preview opened on Thursday evening (22nd Sept 2011). Ceramics in the City is open 22nd-25th September, at the Geffrye Museum, London. Frauke and myself are going to visit the show tomorrow and also get a chance to visit other museums and galleries around London.

Half way through the month now, the next two weeks are going to fly! Will be very sad to leave the Glebe pottery, Maggy and her family. I will have to hit the ground running when I get back home, lots of craft fairs and galleries to apply to. As well as more organising of my workshop and more slip and glaze experiments to test!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Only one more month at Glebe

Came home at the beginning of August and brought back two crates full of the pots I have made over the past 6 months down south.

Just starting to organise my studio and get it into a working state, making lists of tools and materials I need.

Back down south on the 9th September, going to the Bircham Gallery in Holt, North Norfolk to attend the opening night of Margaret Gardiner's Solo Exhibition! Very excited about staying on a Dutch barge.

Only one more month left of my work experience with Margaret Gardiner, Frauke Abel is also going to be at Glebe House for a month, so I get the added bonus of working with her and finding out more about her apprenticeship in Germany and working with other potters in England. She has written an article about her recent experiences, which is in the current Ceramic Review (Issue 251 Sept/Oct 2011).

The Craft Open Exhibition is still on at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe until the 1st Oct. Its a great show, work from lots of talented people, definitely worth a visit if you haven't been yet.