Sunday, 16 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a fun time and is back on track. 

I've just about recovered from Christmas and ready to face the world. I'm very excited to be taking part in the Caversham Arts Trail, the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and The Henley Arts Trail this coming May. Opening times and dates are on my website. Check my back here or my website for details of other events that I be will taking part in that are still being finalised. 

I've had the standard post Christmas clear out and made some extra space in our kitchen cupboards. Although my other half thinks that the space is good and doesn't necessarily need to be filled up with something else I've got different ideas! I took my Nan to the fabulous Sue Ryder charity sale near us and purchased this little lot (except the coffee pot)  for £13, she made me do it!!  I was really only looking for two tureens but they wouldn't split the set and seeing as I already had the coffee pot, new cupboard space and a few dinner parties planned I thought it was a deal not to be missed. 

This has also inspired me to get on with planning my new body of work. I'm keen to start making some wall pieces as well as more patterned pieces and must use the black glazes that I've had stored away for about 3 years. But first I must complete my tax return, i will not leave it until the last minute. 

Last Friday I went to my first private view of the year which was Vintage and Vantage. Louise of Kitsch-en-sync is showing many of her decoupaged pieces and Joanne is showing her photography. They've also collaborated on a piece which includes Joanne's images of WOMAD printed on fabric being used on a lampshade that Louise has put together. Lucky for you the fabulous show is still on until 27th January at the Peacock Gallery