Christmas Open Studio
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Christmas Open Studio

Time to deck the hall for Christmas again, and fill the pottery workshop with beautiful things to see and buy direct from local artists and makers. Cards, prints, paintings, jewellery, baskets, spoons and of course lots of pots!

There may not be tinsel, but there'll be plenty to delight and a warm welcome, with new stock from the kiln and older pieces at a discount, with prices for every pocket. The woodburner will be glowing, the wine will be spicy, and the mince pies abundant. 

Bring your friends and find the real spirit of the season in the heart of Salisbury.

Open 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd December

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Art in Clay, Farnham Maltings
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Art in Clay, Farnham Maltings

It seems to be a year for firsts! Art in Clay Farnham is a staple for potters and collectors alike, and I'm looking forward to my first outing at this iconic show. Although I trained at Farnham (it feels like aeons ago) I haven't shown back in the old town since I graduated.

There'll be every kind of domestic, sculptural and conceptual ceramics rubbing along cheek by jowl, so if you haven't visited before there are lots of reasons to make it a first for you too; a chance to see early career potters shaking things up a bit alongside the old timers.

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BRAVURA 2018   Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
Oct
13
to Nov 4

BRAVURA 2018 Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

I'm really delighted to be showing in Ireland for the first time, at the highly regarded Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford, during the Opera Festival there. It's a great time of year to be visiting the town, and any time of year is a good time to visit the gallery!

There will be an intoxicating mix of gorgeous textiles, glass and metal to admire and covet, as well as ceramics from fellow potters Paul Maloney and Katherine Klug. 

blue egg gallery wexford

 

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'praktis/ Exhibition, Bury Court, Farnham
Oct
11
to Oct 14

'praktis/ Exhibition, Bury Court, Farnham

 

I am delighted to be working with distinguished designer/makers Syann van Niftrik and Alison Ellen to bring together a group who exemplify the best of modern craft.

15 makers of renown will be showing a range of contemporary ceramics, textiles, wood, jewellery and willow baskets in the sensitively restored barn at Bury Court near Farnham.

The huge barn, built of local clunch stone and terracotta brick, is set in gardens designed by Piet Oudolf, well known also for his planting at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Somerset.

Alongside the exhibition will be a programme of talks and demonstrations, and of course the opportunity for informal conversations with the exhibitors about their work, their processes and the sources of inspiration behind it.

Visit the website at www.craftpraktis and follow us on Twitter @craftpraktis

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EXPLORE MAKING, Hants & Berks Guild, Stockbridge Town Hall
Sep
15
to Sep 16

EXPLORE MAKING, Hants & Berks Guild, Stockbridge Town Hall

The annual show at Stockbridge Town Hall is a bit of a favourite with H&B Guild members. It's a beautiful space, and we can show work in an exhibition setting in the handsome room upstairs and offer our audience makers' demonstrations downstairs, with a simple market arrangement for our smaller pieces alongside.

Stockbridge is a very attractive town to visit, with the gin-clear river Test running under the High Street for a bit of trout spotting and good independent shops and cafes too. We are open until 8pm on Saturday 15th, so no excuses for not popping out for a visit!

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Salisbury Art Trail
Jun
2
to Jun 16

Salisbury Art Trail

For this year on my home turf I've invited some friends to join me in making use of the building next door to my studio.

For many years a disused engineering workshop, Factory 4 has undergone a bit of a revamp over the past ten months, and we are showing off the result by letting the light in on a delightful and diverse selection of work from local artists and makers.

Alongside my own pots will be original drawings, prints and sculptures by artist/ecologist Charlotte Moreton; woven textile wallhangings and delicate scarves by Ineta Zeile; artist's books and prints by Murray Marshall and mixed media semi-abstract paintings by Patsy Fraser.

There will also be a collection of photographs recording the progress of a building lost in time to one brought sympathetically back into use - a unique workplace.

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

Christmas Open Studio, 38 Winchester Street Salisbury, SP1 3HG

The annual studio sale is here again! With a mix of new work and older stock on sale, colourful contributions from friends, mince pies, mulled wine and the wood burner to warm us, Christmas shopping doesn't get less stressful than this.

Less than a minute from Salisbury Market Square where the Christmas Market is in full swing, you can take time out and enjoy seeing original work from local makers, both familiar and fresh. Pots of course, artist's books, small sculptures, scarves, willow trees and laser cuts.

Come and say hello!

10 - 5 pm, Sat 2 & Sun 3 December 2017

 

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WVAT Matthew Burt Showroom, Hindon
May
27
to Jun 4

WVAT Matthew Burt Showroom, Hindon

One of my favourite shows, the biennial Wylye Valley Art Trail is a highlight of the arts calendar in my home region, and Matthew Burt's showroom always a great venue to visit. 

Matthew has gained a national reputation for his innovative furniture, winning commissions from museums and galleries around the UK for his stylish and distinctive seating, and for extending the scope of domestic furniture beyond the purely functional.

I am making a collection of new work in porcelain for the event, as well as a range of 'daily' stoneware. Also at Matthew's showroom are Ruth Dresman, exhibiting her flowing, graphic treatment of blown glass, and Pepe Argo, showing jewellery featuring sensitively selected semi-precious stones of many colours, combined with silver and gold elements to create both classic and dramatic pieces.

http://wvat.co.uk/Artists/Trail?page=2&search=area-hindon-search

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At Home with Nick Barberton & Syann van Niftrik
May
21
to May 28

At Home with Nick Barberton & Syann van Niftrik

For two weekends in May I'll be showing with two makers whose work I have admired for many years. Syann van Niftrik forges silver and gold into distinctive, unique pieces for personal adornment; often inspired by organic structures and more like wearable sculpture than conventional jewellery.

Nick Barberton works in solid timber, revealing the grain and character of each piece in his tactile chiselled dishes and wall pieces. A boat builder many years ago, Nick's sound understanding of form and structure is evident in his covetable chairs and stools - fabulous to look at and a joy to use.

Syann and Nick have invited a group of highly regarded makers to show with them in their New Forest home, and other studios are open in the village. A visit will not disappoint!

11-5pm 21,22 & 27,28 May

The Cottage, Woodgreen, Hampshire SP6 2AR.

  

 

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Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins N1C 4AA
Mar
31
to Apr 2

Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins N1C 4AA

I am delighted to be showing again this year at Ceramic Art London, the CPA-led mecca for serious lovers and collectors of contemporary ceramics of every stripe.  Held in the atrium of the newly refurbished building at Granary Square, King's Cross, the show is a celebration of what is being produced by artists in clay today.

I'll be rubbing shoulders with potters from all over the UK and around the globe, showing work from familiar domestic ware to statement pieces that cross the line into social comment and pure exploration of where processes lead us and what clay can do. 

I'll be on stand 27; please come and say hello!  

You can find all the details of the show; exhibitors, prices etc at www.ceramicartlondon.com

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Christmas Open Studio
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Christmas Open Studio

38 Winchester Street, Salisbury SP1 1HG

Made it! My annual opportunity to greet visitors to my studio with all the usual Christmas trimmings: wood burner giving its all; punch, mince pies and tangerines, not to mention colourful work from creative friends including scarves, books, cards and kits, new hot pots, tot pots, old stock to clear for bargain hunters and jolly good cheer. Don't miss it!

layered leaves
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Cultivate - Bury Court Barn
Nov
17
to Nov 20

Cultivate - Bury Court Barn

Bentley, Farnham, Surrey

A destination venue for all lovers of gardens, Bury Court Barn is worth visiting to see the fabulous gardens, designed by Piet Oudolf, alone. 

For five days in November, the barn itself plays host to eight artists and makers who have joined forces to respond to the garden theme and display their work together in this inspirational setting. Engraved glass, litho prints, hand painted silks, stone and woodcarving, pottery, jewellery, wood engraving and knitwear will be reflecting the designed and natural world just steps away.

There will be demonstrations, and an artist's talk each day at 2pm. (My turn is Sunday.) For more details of the artists exhibiting, follow the link:

http://www.burycourtbarn.com/cultivate-8-exhibition/

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Hampshire & Berkshire Guild
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Hampshire & Berkshire Guild

Stockbridge Town Hall, Hampshire

 

Perfectly timed to get your shopping instincts buzzing, the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild returns to Stockbridge Town Hall, upstairs in the beautiful, light and airy Hurford Hall.

This is craft at its best: the rich grain of timber revealed; colours glowing inside a bowl; unique jewellery to mark a special occasion - the inspiration that drives the Guild's makers is varied, but the skills that turn ideas into beautiful sculpture, textiles, prints and furniture are clear to see.

So if you have 'something for someone special' on your Christmas list, this is your opportunity to choose a rare treasure from some of today's best designer makers, all here in a gem of a town, ideal for a pre-season visit.

www.craftsguild.co.uk

 

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Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair
Jun
24
to Jun 27

Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair

This summer, for the first time, I'll be showing at the legendary Earth and Fire ceramic fair, a highlight of the potter's calendar.

Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair is one of the country's premier ceramic events taking place every year in the grounds of Rufford Abbey in North Nottinghamshire. 

For over twenty years, selected potters from across the UK and mainland Europe have come to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls in the ancient abbey ruins and courtyards.

The event attracts collectors, gallery owners, enthusiasts and the general public alike, who flock to Rufford to meet and talk to the potters selling everything from garden planters and sculptures, to bowls, pie dishes, teapots, mugs, plates and egg cups.

www.earthandfireceramicfair.com

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Mayfly Exhibition, Farley
May
21
to May 22

Mayfly Exhibition, Farley

Wiltshire has its fair share of accomplished artists.  Back for its third year, this show offers a spread of delightful local flavours... disciplines represented include still life paintings and portraits, textiles that take the medium into the sculptural, truly unique photography, jewellery to make you sinfully covetous, and ceramics, of course.

Come along - the discovery will be worth the trip out of town!

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Ceramic Art London
Apr
8
to Apr 10

Ceramic Art London

Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Now in its twelfth year, CAL is the CPA’s most prestigious annual show, featuring the very best in international contemporary studio ceramics, a ‘Discovery’ programme of lectures, talks and demonstrations, a well stocked ceramics bookstall and a Ceramic Review magazine stand.

A mecca for serious collectors, it has been held for eleven successful years at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, but in April 2016 it will reopen in the newly redeveloped, historic surroundings of Central St Martins campus of the University of the Arts- London, Kings Cross.
Visit the CAL website for further details:  www.ceramics.org.uk

 

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Christmas Open Studio
Dec
5
to Dec 6

Christmas Open Studio

With a new roof on the workshop and a productive year behind me, I am looking forward to welcoming you to my studio to celebrate the festive season with new pots hot from the kiln and offerings from creative friends. Drop in over the weekend for a warming tot and an array of gorgeous things.

As well as new porcelain and stoneware I'll be looking to clear some space for new year production, so there may well be some discounts on older pots to tempt you alongside the latest work...

This year, for the first time I'm really pleased to be joined by Ineta Zeile showing her airily handwoven scarves in irresistible combinations of colours and natural yarns, delicate and surprisingly warm. Murray Marshall will share his sidelong take on issues big and small with his unique artist's books and vibrant original prints and cards, and CrocodileSmiles lasercut pop-out ply kits supply the imaginative needs of both the inner and outer child in your life. Affordable and postable too!

Finally, I'm particularly delighted to be showing the beautiful woodfired earthenware of Jonathan Garratt, a fellow potter whose tableware enhances any interior and adds relish to any meal.  I'll be taking at least one piece home with me!

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Hampshire & Berkshire Guild at Stockbridge
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Hampshire & Berkshire Guild at Stockbridge

Stockbridge Town Hall is a wonderful venue; light, bright and airy, and in the very heart of this delightful town. For our Christmas show the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild will transform it into a virtual Aladdin's cave of beautiful, designer-made treasures.

The Guild members are noted for their fabulous originality, design skills and superb craftsmanship across the spectrum of contemporary craft.  Come along to browse and buy from designer makers at the top of their game in heirloom furniture, life enhancing ceramics, gorgeous leather and truly unique jewellery.

To see more work from the guild's members, please visit  http://www.craftsguild.co.uk

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MADE London
Oct
22
to Oct 25

MADE London

  • 1 Marylebone Road London, NW1 4AQ United Kingdom (map)
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Thrilled to be selected again for MADE London this autumn; a fantastic show in the fabulous setting of 1, Marylebone.  An excuse for an indulgent day out to be mesmerised by the best in contemporary making.  This year I will be showing on the mezzanine level; come and say hello and see what I've been making over the summer.

http://www.madelondon.org

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Salisbury Art Trail
Oct
3
to Oct 11

Salisbury Art Trail

Once again artists and makers all around Salisbury are throwing open their doors and inviting everyone in to see what we have been getting up to.

This year I have been busy not only making lovely new pots, but re-roofing the studio, and so ensuring a warm welcome to visitors and a happier potting time in the months ahead!

Showing alongside my work are original prints and artist's books by Murray Marshall, and Crocodile Smiles creations, ingenious and beautiful artist designed lasercut creatures to delight the imagination.

Come along to 38 Winchester Street and take a look from 10.30 until 5pm daily.

http://butterfurlong.wix.com/butterfurlong-print

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrocodileSmiles

http://www.plainartssalisbury.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/art-trail-brochure-2015-final-10.2-single-small.pdf

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Salisbury Contemporary
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Salisbury Contemporary

Craft & Heritage Festival

After a great event last year I am looking forward to showing again on my home turf at Salisbury's own contemporary craft extravaganza.  Held in the beautiful cathedral close, this wonderful festival highlights the connections between ancient craftsmanship and modern design, putting in perspective the skills and hard work that go into making beautiful things by hand.

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MADE, West Dean
Jun
19
to Jun 21

MADE, West Dean

The second annual collaboration between the brilliant team underpinning MADE London and Brighton, and West Dean College, renowned for its award-winning gardens and commitment to the highest standards of contemporary craft, will happen over the midsummer weekend.

I'm delighted to be showing in such great company, and hoping that lovely weather will top off what promises to be a fabulous event.

 

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WVAT Matthew Burt Showroom
May
23
to May 31

WVAT Matthew Burt Showroom

For the nine days of the Wylye Valley Art Trail I am really delighted to be joining Matthew Burt and selected makers at his beautiful contemporary furniture showroom in Hindon, Wiltshire.

Matthew Burt is considered one of the country's leading furniture makers, and his work epitomises forward looking design crossed with a huge respect for the traditions of craftsmanship and love of material, making this venue one of the highlights of the Wylye Valley Open Studio event.

I will be exhibiting a range of new work in this wonderful setting. To see more of Matthew's work, and information about the trail, follow the links:

http://www.matthewburt.com

http://www.wvat.co.uk

 

 

 

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Hampshire & Berkshire Guild at Stockbridge
May
16
to May 17

Hampshire & Berkshire Guild at Stockbridge

Stockbridge Town Hall is a wonderful venue; light, bright and airy, and in the very heart of this delightful town, surely unique in that you can watch trout swimming in the Avon from the high street pavement!  

The Hampshire & Berkshire crafts guild are noted for their fabulous originality, design skills and superb craftsmanship across the spectrum of contemporary craft.  Come along to browse and buy from designer makers at the top of their game in heirloom furniture, life enhancing ceramics, gorgeous leather and unique jewellery.

To see more work from the guild's members, please visit  http://www.craftsguild.co.uk

 

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MAYFLY Exhibition, Farley
May
8
to May 9

MAYFLY Exhibition, Farley

This pocket gem of a show returns after its hugely successful inaugural year. 

 

A summer kaleidoscope from local Wiltshire artists in diverse disciplines and materials, the show promises to tempt with unique garden installations from Susie Gutteridge, Caroline Richardson's contemporary classic oil portraits and small still life studies, and Liz Dalziel's evocative photographs, amongst much more.

I will be showing porcelain and stoneware, including more pieces on my birds theme.

This year's venue is half a mile further along the lane from last year's, just follow the signs.

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The Plant Project
Mar
7
to Apr 11

The Plant Project

Edwin Young Gallery Salisbury

Inspired by the exquisite botanical drawings of Robin Tanner in the collection of the Edwin Young Gallery in Salisbury, this exhibition brings together the work of 20th C and contemporary artists responding to the theme of the plant world in their work, including Prunella Clough, Peter Randall Page and Dame Elisabeth Frink.

Returning to collaboration with artist Prudence Maltby, the exhibition's curator, I am showing new work we have developed together specifically for this show. Please see examples on my Stoneware page

 

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