Category Archives: Exhibitions
A selection of 12 of my mini ceramic landscape art pieces are currently on show at The Beetroot Tree Gallery in Derbyshire, 2nd March – 14th April 2013.
This exhibition brings together five artists telescoping the eye in order to draw out the intricacies of our existence.
“Matt Clarke, Ann Goddard and Serena Smith explore the microscopic and the cellular, the world inside; while Edward Jeavons and Charlotte Hupfield take the external world and reduce to its representation in our mind’s eye – the miniature landscape that speaks of memory and longing.”
This selection of my work is currently on show at the ‘Fired’ exhibition in the craft shop at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. The exhibition runs through til 28th April with a total of 12 different ceramic artists taking part. For further information and to view a list of the exhibitors click here.
Here are some of my pieces displayed in one of the cabinets below!
Despite getting stuck in traffic for three hours on my way to Bampton in Oxfordshire last week, I finally made it in time to set up my exhibition ready for ‘Spring Pop Up‘ at West Ox Arts Gallery. The exhibition runs for just over 2 weeks with a variety of different artists on show.
A variety of my pieces can be seen at the exhibition. If you are in or near Bampton, or even passing by, pop in and have a look – the exhibition space is lovely and light and airy in a bright room upstairs. Some of my smaller pieces of work will also be available to purchase in the West Ox Arts Gallery shop after the exhibition. Keep an eye out
A selection of my ceramic Christmas decorations including stars, trees, snowflakes and puddings are currently on show in an exhibition at Thoresby Gallery in Nottingham.
The exhibition entitled ‘Xmas Art Shop‘ is open until 8th Jan 2013 and hosts a huge variety of small affordable artworks under £100.
Plus there is a fantastic collection of handmade Christmas tree decorations available in a range of media.
Have you decorated your tree yet? Looking for a few one-off decorations? Xmas Art Shop at Thoresby Gallery is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!
I’m taking part in something a little different this month… Postcard Patchwork is an exhibition being held at Worcester Arts Workshop.
One of my postcards is included in this organic trail of postcards which starts at a cluster at one end of the Cedar Gallery, growing across the walls as the exhibition continues.
I loved the simple and effective idea when I first heard about it, and really wanted to be involved.
I think this is a fun way to display lots of different art works. The exhibition of postcards is still currently open until 30th November 2012… well worth a visit if you are in the area!
“Home sweet home” were some of the first words I said on Sunday evening… After a lovely weekend exhibiting and selling my work at the annual Craft & Gift Fair at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire I was pleased to be home after having packed everything up.
It was nice to meet some new people – both customers and other stall holders. I really enjoyed setting up my stall with a few new display ideas, especially as it had been so long since my last fair last winter.
I was surprised at how many pieces I sold with dandelion designs on them… I now need to make lots more!
My new wooden log plinths proved to be fantastic for displaying my vases and they were an eye catching element to my stall with plenty of people discussing how great they looked (Thanks Dad!)
I loved the novelty of the fair being laid out in the old individual stables at Lamport Hall, it was like having your own little shop. I shared my space with a lady selling some beautiful items so I had lots of nice things to look at during the quieter periods.
The large stable doors at the front were open for easier customer access and it got a little chilly whilst setting up on Friday afternoon, so I was prepared with my flask of tea on Saturday and Sunday. We were lucky to have stunning blue skies on Sunday which beamed down onto the courtyard in the centre.
The new display stand for my cards worked well, and I was pleased with my framed ceramic pieces displayed on a board. I moved the board outside into the sunshine on Sunday which drew more people into the ‘shop’.
Overall I had a great weekend despite being very tired. I went to bed without setting my alarm on Sunday
I’m looking forward to doing it all again at The Benn Hall in Rugby on 28th October. Hope to see you there!
I’ve been busy in the workshop catching up on orders lately. Mostly during the evenings making the most of the warm nights. I love ‘hiding out’ in the workshop with my music and being surrounded by clay. It has been nice to have so many orders to work on… Making specific pieces for customers is one of my most enjoyable things to do.
As well as working on orders, I’m also slowly but surely building up stock for galleries and the upcoming craft fairs and events I’ll be exhibiting at once autumn/winter kicks in. I’m looking forward to getting back into the craft fair season, which for me is usually the best time to sell my work as people like to buy gifts ready for Christmas.
The countryside has given me lots of fresh inspiration while we’ve been having these spurts of warm weather. I have been enjoying some lovely scenic walks.
I am very excited to be taking part in the ‘Wolds and Coasts’ exhibition at Gallery 49 in Yorkshire this month. Plenty of my seaside inspired pieces such as vases, bowls, coasters and beach huts are currently displayed in the exhibition which is on until 1st September. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!
I also made some special hanging mobiles with incorporated sea glass especially for the exhibition. They look great entwined with shells, driftwood and ceramic pieces, and fit in with the theme of the exhibition well.
It’s been a while since Molly showed her face on my blog… I couldn’t resist adding this photo! I had a large box delivered last week and instead of throwing the box away, I kept it open to see if she would lay in it. Surpruse surprise… Molly loves it so I guess I’ll be keeping it for now.
Spring is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about home improvements, getting out in the garden and summer socialising.
The ‘Kitchen Garden’ exhibition at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton brings you a delightful range of handmade items that capture the British love of homemaking, cooking and gardening.
Alongside an array of beautifully handmade items by designer makers across the UK, you will find a selection of my vases and some sets of my ceramic plant markers at Kitchen Garden. My plant markers are also available to purchase in the gallery shop.
The exhibition offers pieces that are sleek and functional, to rustic and decorative, with lots of fun and clever craft solutions for everyday spaces.
Kitchen Garden is open from 18th February to 28th April 2012. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!
For more information and an exhibition booklet detailing the full list of exhibitors, please click here.
The Contemporary Coastal exhibition at Staacks in Merseyside is going well, a few of my pieces have sold so far so I’m happy. There is still plenty of time to visit Staacks and view the wide range of contemporary crafts on show – definitely recommended!
As well as exhibitions, I have some handmade craft fairs and events coming up later in the year – some of them being my favourites that I return to each year and some of them being new. You will find me at the following events:
- Handmade Market, St. John’s Church Hall, Kenilworth – 13th August 2011.
- Art & Craft Fair, Napton Village Hall – 21st August 2011.
- Craft & Gift Fair, The Benn Hall, Rugby – 30th October 2011.
- Contemporary Craft Shopping Experience, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre – 4th Dec 2011.