Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A giveaway (And details about my next show)

This Saturday, 17th September I'm taking part in a show with Caversham Artists and friends. It's set in the beautiful riverside gardens of Caversham Court. Drop in if you're about as there will be plenty of art to enjoy. If the weather is nice stay and enjoy some tea and cake too. Visit us from 10am to 4.30pm, postcode is RG4 7AG. 

Artists and guest artists include: Nina KrauzewiczMary Phelan,Charles Burns,  Therese Wicks, Matthew Hitch , Louise SpiersJulie SimmondsLauren Denney, Claire Elmes, Maureen Futter and members of Pangbourne Art Group, Salvo ToscanoCaversham Globe, Debbie Page and New Directions pottery.

It's also time for a giveaway. My cupcake tea light holders are still a very popular seller and i thought I'd give you the chance to win a set. 
All you have to do is either leave a comment here, or on my Facebook page with ideas of what you might like to see me making in the next few months. Closing date is 18th September.  Keep those ideas coming, thanks for the great comments so far. 

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Things to see and do

Between August 6th to 2nd September I'm taking part in a show at The Blue Duck Gallery in Caversham, Reading. There are a few other local artists taking part such as Sue Mundy, JoJo Jewellery, Cathy Newell Price and more. I'll have some of my new wall pieces on show, if you do visit let me know what you think.
I've also been busy with other things as well as setting up a new mailing list. If you want to subscribe to news then please do so here

I've also fallen in love with some amazing furniture, unfortunately at the moment we don't have any space to for something from Out Of The Dark but it's not going to stop me dribbling at their latest creations. You've got to check out their facebook page and see what i'm talking about. I've been to visit their workshop which is a hive of creative activity with stacks of furniture transformed by the team as well as some gems in the queue to be worked on. If you love retro/vintage then take a look immediately. 
A latest Out OF The Dark creation
Off to the workshop to catch up on some orders for the ever popular button coasters. Have  a lovely Sunday everyone. 

Monday, 23 May 2011

Henley Arts Trail 27-30th May 2011-Venue 12

It's only five days until the opening night of the Henley Arts Trail. I'm taking part with over 20 artists at venue 12 in Wargrave. I can't wait to see it all come together. I'm also ready for a big spend up myself. If you're free then please pop down to the opening event between 6pm and 9pm this Friday 27th May. Venue 12 is at Woodclyffe Hall, High Street, Wargrave, RG10 8BY. If you can't make it this Friday we are also open from 11am to 6pm on 28th, 29th and 30th May.

Here are some of the amazing things you can purchase.

Handmade Jewellery by Beady Pool.

A wonderful range of handbags, purses, accessories and baby gifts made by CoCo Crafts

Cute softies, as well as many other creations by Monda Loves.

Mixed media paintings and textiles from Patchwork Butterfly.  

Handmade Silver Jewellery by Jo Jo Jewellery.

I'll also be there with my range of ceramics, including my new wall pieces. Hope you can make it.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Caversham Arts Trail - 13th to 15th May

The first weekend of the Caversham Arts trail was a great success. We are very much looking forward to opening again this coming Friday 13th May until Sunday 15th May between 11am and 5pm.

You can find me and my ceramics are at Venue 7 along with jewellery by Machi de Waard and knitted textiles by Jules Hogan. Come and visit us if you get the chance, we'd love to see you. 

You can download the leaflet which includes all artists details, opening times, demonstration information and a map showing all venues here.
My ceramics

New porcelain wall art I've just finished

Jules Hogan - knitted textiles at venue 7 

Machi de Waard also at venue 7

Julie Simmonds and David Pope at venue 2

Peter Quarmby, Louise Spiers, Mary Phelan and Sonia Olaniyan at venue 1

Nicola Duncan at venue 9
 You can see more images from last week here.

If you would like to know more regarding parking, restricted access and refreshments at each of the venues please click here.

This weekend you can also enjoy the following demonstrations: basketmaking,  silverwork, chinese brush painting, spinning and weaving,  jewellery making, slip casting ceramics as well as poetry reading. See the flyer for more information.

Five of the artists participating in the Caversham Arts Trail will also be showing their work at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair on 14th and 15th May. Look out for Louise Spiers, Julie Simmonds, Charles Burns, Sonia Olaniyan and Matthew Keeler at the Caversham Artists stand.