NEW TURQUOISE RANGE
This spring I have developed a new range of pots decorated with turquoise slip with motifs, stripes and squiggles in white with orange dots. The decoration is simple and lively and reflects the feeling of spring and summer. The pots are on show in my showroom and at the Devon Guild of Craftsman. I’ve had a good response so far and look forward to showing it at the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey and “Earth and Fire” at Rufford in June.
THE LAST ‘ART IN ACTION’
This years Art in Action at Waterperry House near Oxford, is the last ever. It has been going for 40 years and is a truly incredible event celebrating all crafts. It takes place over 4 days. There are separate marquees for all major craft disciplines with crafts people demonstrating their techniques, a market tent with an excellent selection of crafts people selling their work and numerous workshops in many different crafts. Add excellent catering, superb organisation, music and hopefully a dash of sunshine and you have the recipe for an inspiring day out. You do need at least a day to see everything. I am delighted to be exhibiting in the Market tent and hope it will be the best show ever.
I have a new apprentice who started here in March. Her name is Aarti and she is from India. She has been helping me with making and is developing some of her own work. There will be a special display of her work in my showroom fromJune onwards. She prefers simple designs in soft colour and her work looks very promising.